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  • On Sep 6, 2019
    Donna from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My daughter and I are coming for a quick trip. We will only be able to get to WDW for one day but would like to make it special and get Magic Bands. Unfortunately we are not staying at a Disney resort. Can we still purchase and use them?

    Hi Donna!

    You are going to have a fantastic visit to Walt Disney World Resort with your daughter! One of my favorite memories is taking a trip to visit Walt Disney World Resort with my mom right after I graduated high school. We had so much fun playing in the theme parks and making memories together. Be sure to consider adding Memory Maker to your vacation so you can capture and save all of the magical moments you have during your visit!

    MagicBands are an awesome addition to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation and you can definitely still use them even though you won't be staying at one of the Disney Resort hotels. As a day Guest to Walt Disney World Resort, your MagicBands will give you access to your theme park tickets, FastPass+ reservations and Memory Maker account with just the tap of your MagicBand. Plus, attraction photos and exclusive attraction videos will be automatically added to your account when you wear your MagicBand while riding select attractions!

    You can purchase MagicBands online in advance of your trip or you can purchase MagicBands from many of the merchandise shops at Walt Disney World Resort during your visit. Once you receive your MagicBands, you will need to link them to your My Disney Experience account so they will have access to your tickets and reservations. Be sure to download the My Disney Experience mobile app because I think it's the easiest way to link your MagicBands and manage all of your reservations during your trip!

    Let us know if you have additional questions as you continue planning. 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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