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  • On Feb 4, 2023
    Jen from WI 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 wanting to pay magic bands charges with a visa gift card, how does that work ? Guessing you can pay off at the front desk but when can I do that ?

    Hiya! Jen and welcome back to planDisney. I pay for our MagicBand charges with gift cards regularly. It allows me to control my spending while at the place “where dreams come true.”

    Only Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels may pay Resort Folio charges made through a MagicBand with a gift card whether it is a Disney Gift Card or another Disney-accepted major credit card brand. However, you will be required to link a Disney-accepted major credit card to your account through the My Disney Experience Mobile app through Online Check-In, at the Walt Disney World Resort website, or at the front desk of your Disney Resort hotel. This is required in case there is a balance after you deplete your gift card. I would recommend confirming with the Cast Members at the front desk, once you arrive, what the final date and time will be prior to your remaining balance automatically applied to the credit card you have on file. This will tell you when you need to pay the folio balance with your gift card. Please know that you may still charge to your MagicBand until 11:59 PM on your checkout day but charges made that day will be applied to the credit card on file.

    The credit card during online check-in may be one of the following (not a gift card): Visa® credit card, MasterCard credit card, Discover credit card, American Express credit card, Diners Club International, JCB (Japanese Credit Bureau), or UnionPay (China UnionPay).

    While Disney Gift Cards and other major credit card brand gift cards are unable to be added as a saved payment method on your My Disney Experience account, you are welcome to use them on the checkout screen during your Mobile Order or pay as you go for any other food and merchandise during your trip and on your last day.

    plaDisney Pro Tip: I recommend holding onto any gift cards used to make purchases or payments, as any refunds would be returned to the original form of payment used.

    Please let us know if you have other questions to help you prepare for your Disney adventure this month.

    Jen, enjoy making many Magical Memories!
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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