MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Oct 3, 2023
    Dan from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Coming from Canada next April. I found out that the MagicBands aren't part of the hotel's protocol. We decided to stay in the Disney Springs area but it can be changed if the price is right. Any ideas?

    Hi Dan! Thanks for stopping by planDisney! You've come to the perfect place to get answers to your Walt Disney World questions.

    All Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort can purchase Disney bands once they arrive onsite. They are sold at many merchandise locations at the parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. There is no shortage of amazing designs to choose from, so be prepared to have a tough choice to make.

    When staying offsite, Disney bands can still be used for entry into the theme parks each day, access to Lightning Lane entrances, and interactive experiences throughout the park. If you decide to switch to a Disney Resorts hotel for your stay, you can also use them as your resort room key and for purchases throughout your trip. The credit card you have on file will link to your Disney band and allow you to just tap and go at many dining and merchandise locations. These added features when staying onsite make owning a Disney band even more valuable.

    While Guests visiting from Canada can no longer order Disney bands ahead of time and have them delivered to your resort upon arrival, you'll still have quick access to purchase them once you arrive. Each Disney Resorts hotel will have small shops inside of the lobby that sell Disney bands. Once you arrive, you can purchase them right away. If you want a larger selection, I suggest waiting until you visit one of the parks or World of Disney at Disney Springs. The selection will be endless!

    Dan, I hope this information helps you make your decision on where to stay! In addition to the added perks of Disney bands, staying in a Disney Resorts hotel also gives you access to complimentary Disney Transportation. You'll always have a way to get to and from the theme parks with ease!

    Happy planning!
    Greg
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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