Charge To Room?

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by braylan, May 4, 2010.

  1. braylan

    braylan Earning My Ears

    Feb 22, 2010
    Okay I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but I have searched and searched and maybe I really don't know how to word it. I booked our trip on our credit card/debit card and we have a balance to pay upon arrival, do they immediately charge your card then or is it all after you have checked out? Another question, I'm sure you can pay various ways inside the park, but do you have the charge to room option? For souvineirs, BBB, and meals inside the park? I will be taking my debit card with me, but I wanted to know before hand. TIA for responses :)
  2. LWQuestie

    LWQuestie I'm the Rocketeer!

    May 9, 2001
    I can't answer your first question, but yes, you can use your Key To The World card (room key) to charge most purchases within the resort area. I think the only exception to this is outdoor vending locations (ice cream carts, etc) who seem to take cash only.
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  4. Tsplaat

    Tsplaat Disney Dad

    Jul 18, 2007
    One other thing to consider... if AND ONLY IF, you have responsible kids (probably 11-12 y/o and up), you can add charging priveleges to their Key to the World cards. I did this for my 11 y/o son and my 14 y/o daughter and told them they each had $10/day to spend on our latest trip. It was fun to see them ration out on things they really wanted and it kept them from saying "PLEASE BUY ME THIS" to every junk souvenir they passed by.
  5. hsembrick

    hsembrick DIS Veteran

    May 6, 2009
    To answer your first question if you have a balance still due it must be paid 45 days prior to your arrival. As pp stated yes you can charge to your room as long as you have a CC on your key to the world.
  6. ancestry

    ancestry Trees Without Roots Fall Over

    Jan 27, 2009
    The 45 days is only true if you have a package booked. If the reservation is room only then you put down one night's deposit and the balance isn't due until check-in.
  7. evilqueenmindy

    evilqueenmindy DIS Veteran

    Feb 14, 2010
    I usually pay the room balance on arrival in cash, but the last time I did the whole thing on a credit card, I'm fairly certain they charged it on check out.

    If you are staying at a disney resort you can charge to your room if you leave an open credit card, but it will not work in-park for Swan or Dolphin.
  8. onelilspark

    onelilspark DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2008
    If you're using your debit card, they'll put a hold on the money until you check out (so it's as good as them charging up front.) For charging privledges, they'll put a hold of varying amounts (depending on where you're staying) and at the end of the stay, they'll release the unused portion back to you.

    So just be aware that the money in your account might be held and you won't be able to use it right away.
  9. scarlet_ibis

    scarlet_ibis "GET UP AND GET ON THE BUS!"

    Jan 23, 2005
    I advise never putting a hotel room reservation on a debit card. They usually put a hold not only for the balance due, but for additional funds (I suppose to cover room charges and damage), and they don't always release it immediately. One time, the amount that they held put us over our limit and we ended up with several hundred dollars in overage charges over the course of the week we were on vacation. (We were traveling... EVERYTHING was going on the debit card, from gas for the car to a fast food lunch to three separate checkouts at the chocolate store/factory tour, which was $75 in overages in less than an hour.)
  10. seadd67

    seadd67 DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2007
    to the Debit card Issue,I used It to book and pay off our latest package,no problems they took out the money the same day,no hold. We have In the past did it upon arrivial,they will have you pay off the remaining amount at that time,again no problem,at least with my card about putting a hold on It. But They do not wait untill you check out to pay the balance on the room,the only charges you will have to pay at that time are In room charges and I Imagin any charges made from your room card, Thats where my question comes In. I am going to use my room card for Dinning purcheses out side of our Dp. I want to pay off my totatl at the end of each night,can I do this?:goodvibes

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