Walt Disney World Credit Card Authorization Policy

The following policy will go into effect on February 27, 2019. This will include stays that include or begin after February 27.

When checking in to a Walt Disney World resort, guests have the option of putting a credit card on file in order to make charges to the room. These charges can be many things that a guest may purchase in the resorts, theme parks, or Disney Springs. Charges can include items such as food, beverages, souvenirs, activities, and much more. Charges are generally placed using a Magic Band throughout Walt Disney World property.

Disney Resort hotels will place incremental authorization holds on the credit card presented at check-in for estimated incidental expenses. At check-in, a hold will be placed on the card in the amount of any balance that is still due on the reservation plus $100. If spending exceeds the original $100 hold, additional incremental holds will be placed automatically. The hold will not exceed the balance due plus $100.

Guests may choose to not put a credit card on file. However, they will not be able to charge to their room using Magic Bands.

This policy will also be noted when you complete your online check-in prior to arrival via your My Disney Experience account, or when you check in at the resort’s front desk.