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  • On Jan 27, 2022
    Jung from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! The 5 of us will being coming to DW for the first time. I'll be using DisneyMobileMagic, but for the grandparents I'd like to get them MagicBands for easier access. Can I still link a credit card to them if we are staying off property?

    Hi Jung!

    Thanks for coming by to see us at planDisney! Both Disney MobileMagic and MagicBands are fantastic ways to access your Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets. We have used both options for our family trips and I love how they both give you easy access to your tickets. Since you will need your tickets when entering the theme parks, utilizing Lightning Lanes and adding Disney PhotoPass photos to your account, your theme park days will be much smoother when you can access them from your smartphone or your wrist!

    I love using my MagicBand to make purchases throughout Walt Disney World Resort. When using them for purchases, the charges you make are added to your Disney Resort hotel room account. Unfortunately, there's no way to directly link a payment method to your MagicBand. So this means that if the grandparents in your group aren't staying at a Disney Resort hotel, they won't be able to use their MagicBand for purchases during your trip. 

    One alternative that you can consider is to travel with Disney Gift Cards for your vacation expenses. We purchase our Disney Gift Cards in advance, which means we have paid a good portion of our vacation expenses before we travel. Plus, it's a great way to give my kids their vacation souvenEAR money so they can learn to manage it during our trip!

    Let us know if we can help you again as your vacation approaches. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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