Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Jan 26, 2022
    Mary from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I bought magic wrist bands for my entire party. I would like to know in detail how to use them , how to set them up and how they will benefit me for my trip. Can this be explained in detail? I read I can shop and pay for food with these bands.

    Welcome to planDisney, Mary! I'm always happy to help a fellow Coloradan! How exciting that you are planning a vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth! 

    You have taken a perfect first step with your planning! MagicBands make vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort so convenient! First, each person will need to create or sign in to their My Disney Experience account and link their MagicBand using the ID code on the back of the band. Once theme park tickets and theme park reservations have been added to each person's Disney account, the MagicBand can be used to scan at the entrance into each theme park. 

    If you plan to stay at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you can use your MagicBand to unlock your hotel room door, making it easy to enter! You are correct that you can charge food and merchandise purchases to your Disney Resort hotel room using MagicBands. This feature is optional to use and you can control who has charging privileges. One of my favorite features of MagicBands is that they are waterproof, making them easy to use while enjoying time at the resort pool. 

    Another thing that our family loves about MagicBands is how easy it is to use Disney PhotoPass Service while in the theme parks. The Disney PhotoPass photographer can scan your MagicBand and you can also scan at select attractions so you can view any photos taken during your vacation in the My Disney Experience Mobile app

    I hope this information helps with your planning! Fair warning that MagicBands can be as addictive as Mickey-shaped treats! Not only do they make great souvenirs, but they can also be used again for future Disney vacations!

    Wishing you an absolutely magical vacation during the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at six years old. I'm lucky to be an annual Passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and I love visiting my laughing places as often as possible! I’m so excited to help you plan special memories at The Happiest Place on Earth and The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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