• On Apr 12, 2016
    Brandie from MI Asked

    I'm not staying at a Disney property when I visit. Can I still link my magicband to a credit card and use the band to make purchases?

    Hi Brandie,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I know you must be excited for your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation!

    Because you don't plan to stay in a Disney Resort Hotel, you will be unable to use your MagicBand as a form of payment. This is due to the fact that no financial information is stored on a MagicBand. As a Disney Resort Hotel Guest, purchases can be made with a MagicBand because they are essentially being charged to the account on file for the Guest.

    That said, you can still enjoy using your MagicBand for park admission, entry into FastPass+ entrances, and to connect your Disney PhotoPass photos to your My Disney Experience account. I think you will love it!

    Thanks so much for your question, Brandie. Wishing you a magical vacation!

    Happy planning,

    Andrea U.
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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