• On Mar 2, 2020
    Donna from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do children under 3 need a Magic Band? Or can they have one?

    Greetings Space Ranger! 

    Thanks for bringing your question to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.I’m so happy to see you here today Donna! 

    Children under 3-years old do not need an admission ticket or MagicBand. They will however, receive their very own MagicBand when included on a Disney Resort Hotel reservation. Hakuna Matata though, they don’t have to wear it! My son was just under 2-years old on his very first trip to Walt Disney World Resort and wanted to wear his MagicBand to match the rest of us. It was nice to have the complimentary one for him because of our Disney Resort Hotel Reservation. If you want to purchase one for them to have, you can do that too! Just keep in mind, they technically don’t need one until the age of 3.

    While there, don’t forget to check out the many different attractions your Mouseketeer can enjoy! I loved bringing my kids when they were Younglings. Seeing the Magic unfold through their eyes was the best feeling ever. I mean, they are still little and are amazed with the Pixie Dust that surrounds them each visit, but their first visit is one I won’t ever forget. I can’t wait for your family to experience this feeling. 

    To Infinity & Beyond!
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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