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  • On May 11, 2019
    Sherry from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do children under three need a magic band or ticket?

    Hi Sherry!

    It sounds like you are planning your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation and this time, you will be bringing a little one with you! The Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs are magical for all Guests, but there's something extra special about enjoying the Disney magic with a little prince or princess. Be sure to consider adding Memory Maker to your trip so you can capture and save the incredible memories you will make during your vacation!

    Guests who are under 3 years old are considered special Guests of Mickey Mouse and receive complimentary theme park admission. So you do not need to purchase a theme park ticket for your little one if they are 2 years old or under. All Disney Resort hotel Guests receive complimentary solid color MagicBands, even the littlest Mousketeers. So if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, then your little one will receive a complimentary MagicBand. However, since your little one doesn't need a ticket, your little one doesn't have to wear his or her MagicBand and if you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, then you don't have to purchase a MagicBand for your little one unless you choose to.

    Since you are traveling with a little one, be sure to take advantage of the FastPass+ System so you can make the most of your time in the theme parks and minimize your time waiting in attraction queues. As the mom of two little guys, I can tell you from our experience that the FastPass+ System can make a theme park day so much easier! Also, don't forget that you can take advantage of Rider Switch to enjoy attractions that your little one isn't quite tall enough for.

    Let us know if we can help you with additional questions as you continue getting ready for your trip! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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