Personal checks

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  1. klj27

    klj27 DIS Veteran

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    Will the front desk at moderate resorts cash checks for those staying there? If so, is there a limit per day/trip?

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  3. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt,vwl,bwv

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    I think there is a minimum either $25 or $50 per day - the parks will do it too.

    However there are ATM all over the place - so just bring your ATM card.
     
  4. klj27

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    After being charged almost $5 (a charge from their bank and our bank) every time I used the ATM at WDW we started using checks to get cash. ;)
     
  5. kandmwedding

    kandmwedding Lover of all things Potato Head

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    Wow... $5?!?! I'm pretty sure the legal limit is $2, maybe $2.50

    ETA: Nevermind... I jsut did some research and found that most states don't have any limits. That's crazy!!
     
  6. klj27

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    I honestly don't know what the current charges are for ATM usage, because we never use any except for the one at our bank. (No fee.) The last time we used one at WDW would have been 97 or 98 and I remember each bank charging us 2 or 2.50. Yikes!!
     
  7. Disney_Freak56

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    What a coincidence?

    I just called the Pop Century, and I'm sure the other resorts have the same policy, and was told that you can cash a personal check up to $50 a day.

    Hope this helps. :flower:
     
  8. DanaHesson

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    Bounce a WHOLE lot fewer checks that way. In fact, since we got rid of the ATM cards, we have not bounced a check in 3.5 years!
     
  9. twojo21

    twojo21 disney bride 32106

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    a family member is celebrating her birthday at wdw & i want to give her a check in her card (i dont want to lug a gift or bring to much cash) will the front desk allow her to sign my check/gift & cash it for her ? (she'll be 18). that would be great, less cash to bring & she could spend her gift at wdw doing whatever she wants.

    does anyone know?
     
  10. Kala

    Kala Mouseketeer

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    Have you thought of giving her Disney Dollars instead... much more fun and no problem cashing it!
     
  11. landmark

    landmark Addicted to Disney... not seeking cure.

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    You can cash $200 in travelers checks daily though. We typically have a daily budget of $200 and get however many days we are going x's the 200 in travelers checks before leaving and then each day before we head to the parks DH cashes the $200 at the desk and we are on our way. We also have never used the ATM card there because of the double whammy with the fees so we take the travelers checks for cash and use the debit or room card to pay for any sit down meals or souveniers etc that we don't want to use the cash for.
     
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    SunshineKathie Having a Disney Honeymoon

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  13. klj27

    klj27 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for sharing the information. I was hoping it was $50 - that's what the amount was when we stayed at the DTD hotels on our last three trips.

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  14. DanaHesson

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    I would not recommend giving her a check on the assumption she would be allowed to cash it at Disney. Most places will not cash a 3rd party check. I would suggest disney dollars instead also, or time your check so that she can cash it before she leaves, or see if your bank sells american express gift checks. They are basically travelers checks designed to be given as a gift.
     
  15. twojo21

    twojo21 disney bride 32106

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    thank you for the suggestions! i didnt even think of disney dollars or travelers cheques (duh :goodvibes ) we're all vacationing at wdw at the same time so that will work out great.
     

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