• On Oct 17, 2018
    Bernadette from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have booked a stay at one of the Disney Springs Area Official Disney hotels; will I have to purchase a magic band?

    Hi Bernadette, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question!

    Although several Disney Springs Area hotels and other Walt Disney World Good Neighbor hotels do offer some pretty sweet Disney perks, including the ability to participate in Extra Magic Hours, one of the perks that they don’t offer includes a complimentary MagicBand for each member of your party. If you want to use one during your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort, you’ll have to purchase one at one of the (several!) merchandise locations where they are sold. 

    Please note, however, that you don’t absolutely need to have a MagicBand in order to visit the Theme Parks and enjoy all that Walt Disney World Resort has to offer. You can just use the card that you’ll get when you pick up your Theme Park Tickets at Guest Relations or that gets sent to you in the mail (if you’ve chosen that option). I will admit that MagicBands are a way cuter and more fun way to enjoy the Magic!

    I hope my answer helps you plan your vacation and please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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