Walt Disney World Credit Card Authorization Policy Change

Beginning on Feb. 27, 2019, Walt Disney World® Resort hotels will have a new payment card policy for guests who wish to put a payment card on file that better aligns with hotel industry practices. Under the new policy, Disney Resort hotels will place incremental authorization holds on the card for estimated incidental expenses, in addition to any balance due on the reservation.

Guests have the option of not putting a credit card on file, but they will be unable to charge to their room or MagicBand.  Under the new policy, on the day of arrival, Resort hotels will place an authorization hold on the card for any balance due on the reservation plus $100 for estimated incidental expenses. If Guest spending exceeds the original $100 hold, additional incremental holds will be obtained automatically. The authorization holds on the card will not exceed the current balance due plus $100.

Guests will be advised of the payment card policy during online check-in through their My Disney Experience account or at the front desk.

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