• On Mar 21, 2021
    Carmelinda from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the difference between the Magic Band and Magic Card?

    Hi there, Carmelinda, and welcome to planDisney! Thank you for stopping by to visit us! It looks like you’ll be heading to Walt Disney World soon. How exciting! I’d be happy to discuss the differences between MagicBands and Admission cards for you, as each can serve as the key to your vacation!

    Once you make your purchase, you can easily link your Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets to your My Disney Experience account via the confirmation number in your e-mail. Once you’ve linked your Park Tickets, you will be able to assign each Ticket to a member of your travel party, once they have been added to your Friends & Family list. Each individual will then automatically have the Tickets linked to any valid MagicBand or Admission Card linked to their account. If you wish to add new bands or cards, you can also do that via your My Disney Experience account or pre-order MagicBands to be mailed to your home or be waiting when you arrive at your Disney Resort Hotel! While staying on property, your Admission Card or MagicBand serves as your Resort Hotel room key and can also be used to make purchases while on vacation! 

    As you can see, the MagicBand or Admission Card truly serves as the key to all your adventures during your Disney vacation! When it comes to the MagicBand, it is also an incredible accessory, and many fun prints and designs mean that each member of your travel party can choose one that speaks to them! 

    Carmelinda, please remember that each Guest will need a Disney Park Pass Reservation for each day they wish to visit a Theme Park. You can see availability and make reservations online or via the My Disney Experience Mobile App! Before you go, please take a look at the Experience Updates pages if you haven’t already. They include all the tips and information you will need regarding the newest policies in place at the Disney Parks. 

    As always, it would be our pleasure to see you back here again if we can help with any other aspect of your planning!

    See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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