Victoria Alberts
  • On Jan 18, 2020
    Jacquelyn from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do you have carry photo id into the parks even though you have a magic band with your information on it?

    Welcome BACK, Jacquelyn!

    I'm excited that you're coming back to Mickey's House to experience all of the new things Walt Disney World Resort has to offer, like Batuu, the exciting world of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge! Definitely keep up with the Disney Parks Blog as info about new snacks, merchandise, attractions and the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is released daily.

    This is a great question that I'm glad you're asking now, well before your vacation, because I've actually run in to this issue at least half a dozen times in the last few years. I'm an older millennial, and while I don't think I look underage, I can apparently still pass for a spring chicken. I've been denied adult beverage purchases while at Disney for failing to provide ID, multiple times actually, because I didn't bring my wallet with me those days and assumed that the dark circles under my eyes would be proof of age enough. Once I was even with my husband, child and parents who vouched for my age, but that still didn't cut it. So to be on the safe side, yes, you should carry a photo ID when exploring the Most Magical Place on Earth.

    While MagicBands stand in as your physical Disney Theme Park admission tickets, can access your Disney Dining Plan entitlements, open the door to your Disney Resort Hotel room and more, they actually don't reveal certain pieces of information about you to every Cast Member assisting you. There may be times where you're not asked for identification, like when redeeming a snack entitlement or purchasing a keychain. But it's a great idea to have a photo ID on you for both large purchases as well as when you'd like to enjoy an adult beverage, no matter if you're paying with your credit card or MagicBand.

    Here's the full list of Valid Forms of Identification accepted when wishing to imbibe at the various Disney dining locations.

    And I'm adding this bit in for future guests who might find your question and this answer: as a Military wife, I've been told that my Military Spouse Dependent ID is not a valid form of ID for beverage purchases and have been denied three times at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, so plan accordingly with the above list.

    I do hope this has helped to plan your upcoming Disney Days, Jacquelyn, and We'll See You Real Soon!

    ~Kristen
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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