• On Apr 18, 2017
    Stephanie from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be in DW in May and won't be staying in a disney resort so will we still need to get the magic bands and if so how do we get them?

    Hi, Stephanie! I’m so glad you stopped by with your question. We’re glad to help! 

    I’m excited to hear you will be visiting soon, and during one of my favorite times of the year to visit; springtime! The weather is usually gorgeous and one of my favorite festivals is in full bloom. I highly recommend scheduling in some time to visit the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This festival is included with your park admission and features breathtaking landscapes and topiaries throughout the park, transforming Epcot into a stunning flower wonderland. You can also enjoy the Outdoor Kitchens and taste your way around the world! So much fun! 

    Stephanie, MagicBands are a super convenient, wearable technology that hold your park tickets, FastPass+ reservations and more for your Walt Disney World Vacation. They are not required for you to enjoy the parks, but they are available for purchase for guests staying off-site. You can purchase them online or once you arrive at many stores throughout the parks, Disney resort hotels, and Disney Springs
    If you chose to purchase them before you arrive, be sure to link them to your My Disney Experience account along with all your reservations and tickets so they are ready to use when you arrive. You can also use these for future visits to the Walt Disney World Resort as they remain active for up two years. 

    I hope this helped answer your question. Please visit us again soon. We’d love to help you plan your magical vacation. 

    See you real soon! 

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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