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  • On Apr 24, 2021
    Helen from KY 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 tickets instead of arm band. Do i need to have an arm band to have the full disney experience

    Hi there, Helen! Welcome back to planDisney! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop back by and asking another excellent Walt Disney World Resort vacation question! 

    MagicBands are the all-in-one wristbands that connect you to your plans while visiting Walt Disney World Resort! These stylish devices are water-proof and come in a variety of fun designs. Guests may use their MagicBands to do such things as unlocking the door to their Disney Resort hotel, enter the theme parks and water parks, connect Disney PhotoPass images to their account, and charge purchases to their Disney Resort hotel room. MagicBands allows you to pack lighter during your travels while also expressing your unique flair!

    Fortunately, though, Guests do not need a MagicBand to get the full Disney experience! I consider them to be more like “icing on the cake”, personally. You will have no problems accessing your plans with your admission card as well. My family prefers to use MagicBands since we easily forget small items like admission cards from time to time whereas we can just wear our MagicBands throughout our trip! This way, we’re never caught off guard without our theme park admission.

    Additionally, you can also take advantage of the all-new Disney MagicMobile Service through your smart device! This convenient service allows Guests to access many of the MagicBand features in a contactless way. All you will need to do is create your Disney MagicMobile pass through the My Disney Experience app and add it to your smart device’s digital wallet. From there, you will be free to access features by holding your device to any access point! 

    I hope this information assists you in planning a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort! Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you as well!

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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