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  • On Apr 26, 2021
    Danielle from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If my child is under 3 years old, do they require a magic band?

    The short and sweet answer to your question, Danielle, is no. In fact, no Guests are required to have or wear a MagicBand. MagicBands give Guests easy, touch-free access to many features at Walt Disney World. When linked to a Guest’s My Disney Experience account, they can be used to access a hotel room, gain entry to a theme park or charge purchases to a resort room account. These are items of convenience, not necessity.

    Because they do not require theme park admission, children under the age of three would have little use for a MagicBand. Many of the designs are super cute and do appeal to kiddos, so a MagicBand would make a darling accessory on a cute little wrist. Your young preschooler, though, certainly doesn’t need one. 

    I hope that clears things up for you, Danielle! Have a great time.
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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