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  • On Jun 22, 2021
    Melissa from OH Asked

    I will be visiting Disney in August and we are staying at the Dolphin resort. If I purchase a magic band is this an eligible hotel to link a credit card and charge items at the parks to the room? Thanks! Melissa

    Hello there, Melissa! Greetings from everyone here at planDisney! We are so excited that you’ve taken the time to reach out and ask an excellent Walt Disney World Resort vacation question! 

    The Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel is a gorgeous hotel that features massive modern architecture and deluxe amenities! This iconic hotel is known for its massive dolphin statues that sit atop its roof. During your stay, you can also look forward to a variety of amenities including delicious dining options, quick access to the Mandara Spa, and a massive aquatic area that features a pool with a waterfall and multiple hot tubs! Additionally, you will be within walking distance from both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios as well as Disney’s BoardWalk area. My family and I love making evening trips to Disney’s BoardWalk to experience the fun carnival-style games and tasty food options along this classic boardwalk strip! 

    Unfortunately, Guests staying with the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel cannot use their MagicBands to make purchases during their stay. This specific perk is only available to Guests staying with the Disney Resorts Collection at this time. However, you can still use your MagicBand to enter the theme parks and water parks, connecting images to your Disney PhotoPass, and check into other experiences! 

    If you are looking for a way to avoid using your debit card or credit card in the parks, I would also recommend purchasing Disney Gift Cards before your visit! This is one of the ways my family packs lighter during our travels! This also assists us in setting a budget and actually sticking to it. Disney Gift Cards can even be used when using the Mobile Ordering feature on the My Disney Experience app! 

    I hope you have a magical time during your upcoming vacation to Walt Disney World Resort! Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you as well!

    ~Wyatt
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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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