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  • On Mar 9, 2019
    Wendy from ON Asked

    Hi not staying on a Disney resort so we do not have magic bands. We have tickets which as linked to my Disney experience app. Can we add Disney gifts cards as form of payment on the my Disney experience app? To pay for food and merchandise?

    Hi Wendy, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question! 

    I’m thrilled to hear that you’ve already linked your Theme Park Tickets to your family’s My Disney Experience account. Don’t forget that you can also make your party’s FastPass+ selections up to 30 days before each day that you plan to visit Walt Disney World Resort’s Theme Parks. 

    Unfortunately, Disney Gift Cards can’t be added to a Guest’s My Disney Experience account in order to pay for any purchases that you may choose to make during your vacation. The only way that you can use a “MagicBand” for payment is if you’re staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel and those purchases get charged to your hotel room. 

    That being said, I’ve found that a great way to help my son stick to a budget during our vacation is to give him his “spending budget” on a Disney Gift Card and then for him to use that to make any purchases during our stay. It gives him a sense of responsibility and autonomy with “his” money and it also helps all of us stick to a budget, too!

    I hope my answer helps you plan a wonderful (and budget-friendlier) visit to Walt Disney World Resort. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

    Lynne
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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