• On Sep 22, 2021
    Michael from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My wife and I will be coming to Disney World this coming January. We are planning on buying a Disney gift card mainly for spending on our meals. Can we put the gift card on our account and use our magic bands when we purchase food or any other purchases

    Howdy, Michael!

    Yee-Haw, it is so good to see you here at the planDisney round-up. 

    Michael, we here at planDisney love a good Disney Gift Card, and lucky for you, we have a few tips to help make you the fastest swipe in the West. 

    There is currently no option to load your gift card directly onto that newfangled bracelet that they call a MagicBand, but you will be able to use both to pay for your frontier fare.

    When you complete your online resort check-in, select the option that will allow your MagicBand to have charging privileges. Then, when you go to pay for your meals and any other supplies, just charge to your MagicBand. Once you are ready to settle up on your bill, head on over to the front desk where the Cast Members will refund your card and apply your gift card. 

    See you real soon, partner!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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