• On Sep 28, 2021
    Tanya from MA 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 am celebrating my 20 year wedding anniversary on 10/17/21-10/20/21 we are staying in the dolphin which is not a disney hotel.. can I link my magicband to my tickets and a debit card for easy access in parks? is it worth getting the magic bands?

    Happy annEARversary, Tanya and welcome to planDisney!

    There is no more Magical place to celebrate than the Walt Disney World Resort and I’m happy you’re hEAR planning.

    Now, Tanya, let’s talk about your stay. While a MagicBand isn’t among the "Bare Necessities" you’ll need, many guests (including my family) find them to be the easiest way to gain park access. Since you’ll be staying at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel you won’t be able to unlock your hotel room or active the charging feature (meaning you can’t link a credit or debit card to your MagicBand). You WILL be able to link your theme park tickets and use your MagicBand for any PhotoPass pictures.

    Tanya, as you’re making your decision about whether to purchase a MagicBand, I encourage you to also check out Disney MagicMobile. This option available through many smartphones is a complimentary way to access some of the MagicBand features and could be a better fit, depending on how much you like to use your phone.

    I hope this information is helpful as you’re looking ahead to your upcoming trip. If you have other questions or need recommendations for ways to make your trip extra special, please come on back to planDisney. We love to celebrate LOVE and help guests find their own Happily Ever After.

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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