Mom And Son Safari
  • On Oct 3, 2014
    Kristine from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Driving in 6/15 staying w/friends. I know we lose benefits by staying w/friends (trans,magic hrs). We don't get magicbands, but do cards lets us use Fastpass the same way as bands? Are there any diff from bands to cards. eg.lines for nonband guest. Thx !

    Hi Kristine!

    It is wonderful to hear you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort next summer.  While not staying on property does mean you'll not get to experience part of the magic, I definitely understand that there are times it just doesn't work.  The great news is that your theme park admission cards will work very much like MagicBands, without the convenience of being on your wrist.  Since you are staying offsite you will not be able to make your FastPass+ selections until 30 days prior to your arrival, but once you choose them through My Disney Experience you will be able to access them at the selected attractions by touching your theme park admission card to the touch point.  You are also able to use your card on select attractions and with the Disney PhotoPass photographers to save your Disney PhotoPass photos. Should you choose you'd much rather experience the convenience and style of a MagicBand, you will be able to purchase one at many of the merchandise locations throughout the four theme parks and at Downtown Disney.  

    I certainly hope this answers all of your MagicBand questions, but please let me know if there is anything else I may assist you with.  Have a wonderful time planning your vacation and we hope to hear from you soon!

    Magical Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family: graduations, pregnancies, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, reunions, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon. I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help add a little extra Pixie Dust to your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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