• On Aug 3, 2015
    Stacy from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We booked our hotel/dining together back in June. We wanted to wait on tickets JUST INCASE. Bought our tickets a few weeks ago and they auto linked to MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE. When we check in will we still need the physical cards for the parks?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Stacy!

    I am so happy to be able to help you get ready for your trip! Since you mentioned that you booked a hotel along with dining, I am assuming that you will be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel for your trip and will be enjoying one of the Disney Dining Plans. If that is the case, then you will not need admission cards for access to the theme parks. All Guests who are staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel will receive complimentary MagicBands that will function as their room key and theme park admission tickets, as well as providing access to their FastPass+ reservations, Memory Maker account and room charging. It is a comfortable bracelet that you can wear during your trip, linked right to your My Disney Experience account. You will also be able to use your MagicBand to redeem dining plan meal credits! Simply touch your MagicBand to the available touch points throughout the resort, "Mickey to Mickey", and you are all set to go! It really is an awesome piece of technology that makes our vacations so easy and convenient. Take a look at the MagicBands & Cards page in your My Disney Experience account to customize your family's MagicBands for your upcoming trip!

    If I misinterpreted your question and you will not be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, then you can either use a admission card for the park or purchase MagicBands to get the benefits of wearing your theme park tickets and FastPass+ reservations right on your wrist!

    Please let me know if you have any additional questions! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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