• On Mar 6, 2017
    Louann from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What are the Disney Magic Bands? How do they work? How much are they?

    Dear Louann,

    Thanks for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about MagicBands!

    A few years ago, Walt Disney World Resort rolled out this awesome technology known as MagicBands. MagicBands serve as your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room key, your ticket to enter the theme parks and water parks, your check-in for your selected FastPass+ attractions, your link to your PhotoPass selections, and they can also be used to charge food and souvenirs to your hotel account if you are staying on-site at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

    MagicBands can also unlock magic at several attractions around the theme parks, but I don't want to give away all of the surprises. 

    They work using RFID technology, and you touch the face of the MagicBand to a touchpoint in order to use them.

    If you are an Annual Passholder or you are staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, there is no charge for your MagicBand. If you are staying off-site, you may purchase a MagicBand either inside of the parks or at the Disney Store!

    Hope that helps with your planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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