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  • On Aug 2, 2020
    Joseph from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! My family is coming back "home" in June of 2021. How will the Magic Bands be working? Especially in regards to my children? I understand the My Disney Experience App will be replacing most functionality of the Magic Bands. Thank you!!!

    Hello there, Joseph! 

    Thank you for visiting us with a great question. I am so happy to hear that you and your family will be home next year! I am also planning a summer visit for 2021 and I simply cannot wait to return to my happy place

    I only feel 100% home when I finally get to put on a MagicBand. It seems like extra pixie dust is being sprinkled all around and I think to myself: “welcome home, Thiana!” Joseph, I really think this all-in-one device has revolutionized the way we visit the Walt Disney World Resort. It not only allows convenient access to vacation planning choices, but it is also stylish and makes a wonderful souvenir from my Disney vacations.

    Please note that complimentary MagicBands will no longer be provided for Guests arriving for a stay at a Disney Resort hotel beginning January 1, 2021. However, Guests will have the option to purchase MagicBands, so you will still be able to enjoy the amazing features they offer, which currently include unlocking the door of your Disney Resort hotel room, entering theme park with valid admission, linking Disney PhotoPass content to My Disney Experience and charging purchases to your room during your stay. We never know what kind of new magic may happen, so I recommend confirming these features as you get closer to your visit dates.

    Joseph, in addition to MagicBands, there are plans in store to unveil an innovative new offering in 2021 as part of the My Disney Experience app that will bring features of a MagicBand to smart devices. This is great news for Guests who do not wish to purchase MagicBands or prefer to use their mobile devices. 

    I particularly enjoy ordering premium MagicBands in advance and personalizing each one by including Guest name and vacation year. I think this makes a magical welcome gift, especially for kids! I also like using them as ornaments for our Christmas tree - this way we can always remember the memories that were made throughout the years at The Most Magical Place on Earth. 

    I hope this helps you while planning, Joseph. Come back to visit us real soon if you have additional questions, we are delighted to help! 

    Best magical wishes,
    Thiana 
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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