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  • On Jan 13, 2020
    Tony from IA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What benefits does a Magicband have for visitors who are not resort guest?

    Hi Tony!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! For all Walt Disney World Resort guests, no matter where they choose to call home during their most magical vacation ever, MagicBands serve as a super convenient way to keep up with your Disney Theme Park admission tickets and easily access your FastPass+ attraction reservations. Magic Bands are also how Disney's PhotoPass photos from both photographers and also attraction touch points are linked back to your My Disney Experience account. And speaking of photos, your MagicBand will hold on to these images no matter if you've already bought a Memory Maker package or are planning on picking pictures to purchase individually after you go back home.

    Guests of a Disney Resort Hotel also use these colorful bracelets for everything from unlocking their Disney Resort Hotel room door to using their Disney Dining Plan entitlements. I stayed at a non-Disney hotel for the first time in yEARs this last November and I brought a few MagicBands from previous visits with me. Even though I couldn't make in-park purchases with them and they couldn't do anything nifty at my hotel, I still really enjoyed not having to worry about losing my theme park admission tickets all day or digging for my tickets or PhotoPass ID Card in my purse each time I needed to scan either.

    Thank you so much for bringing your Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning questions to us, Tony. I hope this helped to better plan your upcoming Disney Days. And if you think of anything else, we're all Ears!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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