• On Aug 20, 2016
    Tiffany from PA Asked

    I am not staying in a Disney resort hotel but purchased magic bands and linked our tickets to them. I want to link my debit card to my band so I can pay for things with the band instead of bringing my wallet. How do I do that?

    Hi Tiffany!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. MagicBands are an amazing addition to your Walt Disney World Resort because it is so nice to have access to your theme park tickets and FastPass+ reservations all with a touch of your wrist. Plus, you will be able to add pictures to your Disney PhotoPass account by touching your MagicBand to a Disney PhotoPass photographer's Mickey touchpoint and pictures will even be added automatically to your account when you are wearing your MagicBand on specific attractions! MagicBands will allow Guests to make charges to their Walt Disney World Resort hotel room account. However, there is currently no capability for credit cards or debit cards to be directly linked to a MagicBand. So unfortunately, Guests who are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel cannot use their MagicBand for purchases at Walt Disney World Resort.

    In the past, I have minimized the belongings that I carry with me into the parks by using Disney Gift Cards. I like to bring only my identification, a gift card and an emergency credit card so I do not have to manage so many things while I am in the theme park. Plus, since you can register your Gift Cards online, the value of your card will always be safe. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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