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  • On Aug 15, 2019
    Ashleigh from NC Asked

    Can we link a credit card to our magic band if we are NOT staying at a Disney resort? We don’t want to carry wallets.

    Hello Ashleigh! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I often find myself wishing I had the ease and convenience of a Walt Disney World Resort MagicBand in my daily life.  Not only can Guests use their MagicBands to enter the Theme Parks and Water Parks (with a valid Theme Park ticket or Annual Pass connected to their My Disney Experience account), scan for PhotoPass photographers and attraction photo touchpoints, and redeem their FastPass+ reservations, but Guests staying at an official Walt Disney World Resort hotel can use their MagicBands as the key to opening their hotel room door, redeem credits for their Disney Dining Plan, and charge purchases to their hotel room folio. 

    That ability to make purchases using a MagicBand is an exclusive benefit of those Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests, though. If you have an iPhone or Apple Watch, though, any Guest can use Apple Pay to make purchases throughout the Theme Parks. While there are some locations that don’t accept Apple Pay (such as table service restaurants, the Joffrey’s coffee locations throughout the Theme Parks and Disney Springs and a limited number of small kiosks and shops at Disney Springs), all shops within the Theme Parks do accept this method of payment. You can even use Apple Pay for your souvenir popcorn bucket and refills!

    Another option in lieu of cash or credit/ debit cards is to use a Disney Gift Card. Disney Gift Cards are available for purchase throughout Walt Disney World Resort, but they’re also available at many grocery stores and big box retailers as well as online.

    I hope one of these options will work for you and your family, Ashleigh! Please let us know if there are any other questions we can answer for you.

    We hope to see you real soon,
    Amy
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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