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  • On Apr 28, 2021
    Jaynee from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Buying tickets next month for trip in May 2022. Should I make park passes right away or wait? I already have our itinerary. Do we need a MB if staying off property?

    Hi Jaynee,

    Hooray for planning a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation a whole year in advance! You'll have all kinds of time to anticipate all the fun you'll have, and just having your trip to look forward to will bring a smile to your face throughout the coming year.

    I'd recommend making Disney Park Pass reservations as soon as your theme park tickets are purchased and linked to your My Disney Experience account. I feel like the peace of mind knowing that you have a place guaranteed in the parks is worth making plans early, and if your plans change as your vacation nears, you can always cancel them and make new reservations. As long as there is still availability, it's easy peasy to make adjustments to your plans!

    As far as MagicBands go, the great news is that you have several options. If you'd like to purchase a new MagicBand, you can. If you have MagicBands from previous visits, you'll be able to reuse one (or more!) without needing to do anything other than showing up with your Disney style on your wrist. If you'd prefer, you can use a complimentary card the same way you'd use a MagicBand, or you can even use the brand new Disney MagicMobile service on a smart device! No data is stored directly on any of them, rather they all simply link back to your My Disney Experience account, so please feel free to use whatever works best for you and even change between options if you'd like.

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney again, Jaynee, and please feel free to keep your great questions coming! You're welcome anytime, and we're always here and happy to help. I hope you have yet another magical vacation!

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