MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Jan 22, 2024
    Alicia from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughter & I are visiting, as she will be competing in UCA Cheer. We booked through Varsity, are sharing rooms with a mom/daughter combo, & do not receiving Magic bands. At Disney can we buy & use/link bands to pay/scan into rides as normal

    Hi Alicia! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your vacation planning question! A mother-daughter trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth and share in the magic of cheerleading is near and dear to my heart - I had the same experience with my own daughter a few years ago! We had an amazing time spreading spirit throughout the parks and bonding with her team, and each other! You're going to have the best time!

    Alicia, you can absolutely purchase and link a MagicBand to your My Disney Experience account to use throughout your visit! MagicBands are available to purchase online through shopDisney and also available in many retail stores in the resorts, theme parks, and the Disney Springs area! The hardest part about using a MagicBand is deciding which one you want!

    Regardless of whether you are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel or staying off-site, you can use your MagicBand for park entry, Lightning Lane entry, and to connect your theme park photos to your My Disney Experience account. If you opt for the MagciBand+, you will also be able to interact with statues, entertainment, and nighttime spectaculars in the park! I love feeling connected to the magic in this special way! If you are a Guest at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you can also use the band to unlock your resort room and charge purchases in the park back to your resort account.

    Alicia, since you will be spending some of your time cheering on your daughter at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, I'd like to share this map with you so you can familiarize yourself with the layout of the complex before you arrive! The area will be buzzing with activity, so having a feel for where things are in advance will help you to navigate through the crowds!

    I hope you have an amazing experience at Nationals and that your visit is filled with magic, a routine that hits zero, and memories you will always cherish! Come back anytime if we can help again!

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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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