MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Apr 29, 2024
    Michelle from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I have to buy a magic wristband or does it come with my room?

    Hi there, Michelle, and welcome to planDisney!

    In my opinion, one of the best parts of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is the opportunity to build an Edna Mode-worthy magical wardrobe (no capes, of course), and when gathering my pixie-dusted accessories, ears and a MagicBand (or MagicBand+) are always at the top of my packing list.  

    Although when MagicBands were first introduced they were included with each Walt Disney World Resort vacation package, currently, Guests who would like a MagicBand or MagicBand+ for their magical vacation must make the purchase separately. Although MagicBands are no longer included in the price of your vacation, I'm happy to share that Guests with a Disney Resort hotel reservation are able to purchase one at a discounted price. To do so, you'll simply log into your MyDisney account and follow the instructions under 'My MagicBands and Cards'.

    Of course, it's important to note that although MagicBands are convenient for accessing theme parks, Lightning Lanes, payment, Disney PhotoPass service, and hotel rooms, they are not required for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, but with so many fun (and ever-changing) designs, I think you'll find that they're not just functional they're fashionable as well! My husband typically has to remind me to (reluctantly) remove mine once we arrive back home. 

    I hope this was helpful, Michelle, and that you find the MagicBand that is practically perfect for you! If you have any additional questions, feel free to stop back by. I'm always happy to help!

    Thinking Happy Thoughts,
    Lizzie
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Meet the Panelist: Lizzie, Georgia

Hi y'all! I'm Lizzie, a happily married teacher, coach, and proud dog mom of three from Georgia. While I loved the magic of Disney as a child, it wasn't until my twenties that pixie dust became a defining characteristic of my personality (and my wardrobe). I can't wait to answer your Walt Disney World Resort vacation questions so that you can embrace your inner 'hakuna matata' as you stroll through The Most Magical Place on Earth with your favorite Mickey-shaped snack in hand.  Learn More About Lizzie

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