• On Mar 31, 2016
    Dan from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to WDW in July this year. My kids have Disney gift cards. Are we able to load them on their own magic bands? We want to keep them separate so we know how much is left each time they use the gift card money.

    Hi Dan! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    With all of the happenings going on with the new Awaken Summer fun I bet you and your family are going to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort this summer. 

    Unfortunately you are unable to link a Disney Gift Card to MagicBands at this time. However what we do is link a Credit Card to our MagicBands and on the last evening of our vacation take our Gift Cards to the front desk to have them apply them to our account. One of the things that you could ask is if they are able to put a spending cap on your children’s accounts so that they don’t go over a certain amount of money. If they are unable to do that you obviously can still take the Gift Cards into the Theme Parks with you and maybe just use a sharpie to put their names on the Gift Cards so that you can identify which Gift Cards belong to which guest. We also wrap the gift card in the latest receipt so that we can keep track of how much is left on them!

    I hope that you have the most magical time on your upcoming vacation! Please stop back real soon so we can help you with any other vacation planning questions that you may have.

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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