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  • On Feb 23, 2024
    Diane from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    how do I get admitted to park without magic band

    Hi Diane!
    Welcome to planDisney.

    All that is required for you to enter a Walt Disney World theme park is a valid park admission ticket.  This could be a physical card, a digital card that you have loaded onto your phone or mobile device or onto your My Disney Experience app, or a Key to the World card that you can request if you are a Disney Resort hotel guest.  These are free of charge - and perform in the same way as a MagicBand+, allowing room charging, park admission, and unlocking your hotel room door.  

    I can understand from all the talk about MagicBand+ and how much they can do to make our vacations easier (by storing our park tickets, enabling charging to our Disney Resort hotel room, and also unlocking our hotel room, among other things) anyone would think they are a requirement for our visit to Walt Disney World for any length of time.  This is not true - it's all about personal choice, and even if you were staying at a Disney Resort hotel for several weeks you still wouldn't be required to use a MagicBand+. 

    If you are planning to visit Walt Disney World in the future you can purchase a MagicBand+, or you can choose not to!  I like them for the convenience of having everything available securely on my wrist makes my life easier.  No rummaging around in my backpack to find my phone or my park tickets etc. and a bonus is that all MagicBand+ are waterproof so you can wear them while swimming or showering, and they are so useful for a day at the water parks! 

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions - and you can send me a direct question if you wish.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical holiday, and keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest official news about events that may be happening during your stay.


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