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.