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  • On Jan 3, 2018
    Shelley from MI Asked

    Hello, we have a tripped planned for Disney World, but are not staying on the resort. My children received GC for Disney fro Christmas, if I purchase the magic bands am I able to link the individual GCs to each band?

    Hi Shelley,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. MagicBands are a great way to simplify your Walt Disney World Resort vacation because you will have access to your theme park tickets, FastPass+ reservations and Memory Maker account with just a touch of your wrist. If you are staying at a Disney resort hotel, you will also be able to use your MagicBand as your hotel room key and to make charges to your hotel room account. Unfortunately, you cannot link a Disney Gift Card to a MagicBand for charging. So since you are not staying at a Disney resort hotel, you will not be able to use your MagicBand for purchases.

    I often use Disney Gift Cards for many of the expenses for my trips to Walt Disney World Resort and I like to keep them with my identification and emergency credit cards. If you will not be using a MagicBand for theme park tickets, then you can keep each child's admission card and gift card together in a safe location. I recommend that in order to identify each child's gift card and theme park admission ticket, you either write the child's name on the front of each card with a permanent marker or use a unique card design for each child.

    Let us know if you have any more questions as you continue to plan for your trip. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal
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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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