Walt Disney World Resorts will implement a new credit card payment policy on February 27, 2019. This new policy will “better align Disney’s practices with standard hotel industry practices,” according to Disney.
Under the new policy, Disney Resort hotels will place incremental authorization holds on your card for estimated incidental expenses, in addition to any balance due on the reservation.
What does this new policy mean?
According to Disney Destinations, on your day of arrival, the Resort hotel will place an authorization hold on your card for any balance due on the reservation plus $100 for estimated incidental expenses.
If your spending exceeds the original $100 hold, additional incremental holds will be created automatically. The authorization holds on the card will not exceed the current balance due plus $100.
Can I opt-out of the authorization holds?
Yes, you will have the option of not putting a credit card on file. However, you will be unable to charge to your room or MagicBand if you do not put a credit card on file.
I already have a reservation. Will Disney alert me about this new policy?
Yes, you will be notified about the payment card policy during online check-in through your My Disney Experience account, or when you check in at the front desk.
If you have already completed online check-in for stays including or after February 27 you will be sent a letter later this month, which informs you of the new policy.
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