• On Apr 1, 2017
    Rachel from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can we buy park hopper passes and link them to a magic band if we are not staying at a Disney property? If so can we do it all on my Disney experience site? And can we book restaurant reservations online if not staying onsite as well?

    Hi Rachel,

    Glad you stopped by today to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. December is my favorite time of the year to visit. Dates for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party have just been announced for 2017, so stay tuned for when Tickets go on sale. It is a party you do not want to miss.

    MagicBands are awesome. They carry your Theme Park Tickets, FastPass+ reservations, and PhotoPass pictures and videos. Guests staying at Disney Resort Hotels receive complimentary ones and can use them as their room keys; however, you can purchase your very own MagicBand, ahead of time at the Disney Store or via the Shop Disney Parks app. On the other hand, you can pick one at several places across the whole Resort, and even customize your own at select locations. Then you can Link all your reservations and purchases to your My Disney Experience account.

    One last tip: all Guests can make advanced dining reservations up to 180 days early, and regardless of where they stay. Just visit the Walt Disney World restaurants and reservations page, or make them via the My Disney Experience mobile app. Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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