Walt Disney World Credit Card Authorization Policy Change Beginning February 27, 2019

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 the amount of $100, in addition to any balance due on the reservation. If you go over the $100 hold charge, an authorization charge of an additional $100 will be placed, and continue incrementally as your charges increase.

Guests still have the option of not putting a credit card on file, but then they will be unable to charge to their room or MagicBand.

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

Guests who have already completed online check-in for stays including or after Feb. 27 will be sent notice later this month, which informs them of the new policy.

Don Korta
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