Walt Disney World announced a new credit card authorization policy today that goes into effect February 27th, 2019. This policy is said to be more in line with the hotel industry.
Under this new policy, Disney Resorts will be putting incremental holds on the credit card for estimated expenses.
Guest staying at Disney Resorts will continue to have the option of not placing a credit card on file, however they will not be able to charge to their room or MagicBand.
Upon checkin guests will be charged the balance of their room stay if not paid in full plus $100. When they reach the $100 in charges to the room account, an additional $100 will be charged.