Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Mar 6, 2022
    Gillian from AK 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 do Disney manic bands do ?

    Hey there Gillian and welcome to planDisney!

    There's a great central location to store your room keys, theme park tickets, Disney PhotoPass photos, and payment methods for all of the EARrisistable merchandise at the Walt Disney World Resort. No, I'm not talking about your purse, I'm talking about MagicBands! Once you've linked your MagicBand to your vacation via My Disney Experience, the rest of your vacation is a breeze. Let's talk about the magic they can really make.

    1. They serve as a room key. Once you've participated in Online Check-In for your Direct-to-Room Service, you'll receive your room number at your Disney Resorts Collection hotel. You can skip the Front Desk and go straight to your room. Just tap that MagicBand to the sensor on the door and you're in!

    2. Entry to the Disney Parks is just a touch away. Just like your room, you simply need to tap your MagicBand on those delightful Mickey scanners. Once Mickey lights up, you place your finger on the finger scanner and wait for it to turn green and make that magical little dinging sound. You're then free to enter The Most Magical Place on Earth.

    3. Collect your photos. Whenever you take any pictures with a Disney PhotoPass photographer or ride any attractions that take some magic snapshots, you simply tap your MagicBand to the offered scanner. All your beautiful memories will be stored through your My Disney Experience account.

    4. You can use it to make purchases. If you are a Guest at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you can add a payment method during Online Check-In that will allow you to tap scanners at many locations around Walt Disney World to buy merchandise and food. My wallet rarely leaves my purse throughout the length of my vacations. 

    Gillian, just when you thought MagicBands couldn't get any cooler, look out for the release of MagicBand+. They should be making their appearance while we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort and are sure to have even more fabulous features to add more pixie dust to your stay.

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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