Beginning on February 27, 2019 Walt Disney World Resort hotels will be implementing a new credit card policy. This new policy affects guests who want to put a card on file for their trip.
Disney will now be putting an incremental authorization hold on the card on file for estimated incident expenses when a guest checks in to a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. The hold will be in the amount of $100 and once the guest reaches $100 in expenses, another incremental hold will be put on the card. The amount will not exceed whatever the current balance is plus the $100 incremental hold. So keep this new policy in mind when you are choosing a card to put on file.
Guests will still be able to pay their balance with their gift cards at the front desk of their hotel and any authorization holds will be released upon checkout. However, make sure to visit the front desk before the morning of your checkout day to use any gift cards to pay the balance. Most guests, if using gift cards, will pay the balance the day/night before checkout.
Disney has also stated that they will be advising guests of this change during online check-in through their My Disney Experience account or at the front desk during check-in. For guests that have already done online check-in for stays on or after February 27, Disney will be sending a letter later this month that explains the new policy.
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