• On Jan 1, 2020
    Kathy from CO 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.

    Can you choose a key card instead of a Magic Band. If so, how is it done?

    Welcome to the Disney Moms Panel, Kathy!

    Thanks for planning your upcoming vacation at Walt Disney World! The short answer to your question is, yes! You can absolutely choose to get a card instead of a MagicBand. Cards work in a similar fashion to MagicBands, but physically resemble a plastic credit card or driver’s license. Both MagicBands and cards allow you to travel lighter throughout your vacation.

    You will automatically receive a MagicBand if you stay at a Disney Resort hotel, however you can request to swap your MagicBand for a card through your My Disney Experience account. 

    As a side note, once your MagicBands or cards have been linked to your My Disney Experience account, either can be used interchangeably as long as they are set to “Active”.

    If you have any other questions, please let us know. Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Bryan, Kansas

Hi all! I'm Bryan from Kansas City. I'm a husband, first-time dad, and man's best friend to our Golden Retriever. Like many kids, I grew up traveling to Disney World nearly every year with my family, so to say that my perspective has changed over the years is an understatement. Through my passion, firsthand knowledge and park research, I look forward to helping you with your Disney vacation! Learn More About Bryan

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