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  • On Aug 16, 2022
    Nicole from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If my trip is paid off and I don't want to use the magicbands to charge to room, is it still required to have a card on file for the $100 incidental hold?

    Hi Nicole!

    Welcome to planDisney! when staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, Guests have the opportunity to purchase a MagicBand, which allows you to enter your hotel room, access to the theme parks, with a valid theme park ticket attached, and gives you the ability to charge purchases or dining experiences at the tap of the wrist. The newest iteration of MagicBands, MagicBand+ has recently made its grand debut at the Walt Disney World Resort. Magicband+ has all the great benefits of the original MagicBand, but with special interactions that happened with the Fab 50 characters that are placed all through the Walt Disney World theme parks. Also, the MagicBand+ interacts with the fireworks spectaculars, creating a unique experience for all guests.

    Nicole, while I understand your resistance with respect to charging with MagicBands, I can't help but extol their usefulness. Being able to have not only my room key but my theme park tickets and my credit card all on a wristband, which in turn makes traveling to the theme parks light. If you are sure that you will not be utilizing any charging privileges, you do not need to put a credit card down, however, you will not be able to utilize your MagicBand for any payment. Should you decide later on that you do want to utilize your magic band, you will need to see Guest Services at your hotel in order for them to process a $100 hold on your credit card or debit card.

    I truly hope this helps you plan a most wonderful trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth!

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Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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