• On Jan 24, 2021
    Christine from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our family trip is planned for this August. I've heard rumors the magic bands will be completely discontinued. Will this happen this year or should we purchase magic bands? Thanks for the help!

    Welcome back to planDisney, Christine! I’m so excited to know that you have a plan to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in the works! Thanks for stopping by to see us.

    MagicBands are such a convenient accessory for us during our vacations at “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” They open the door to our Disney Resort hotel room; we can use them to make purchases and we can enter the theme parks by tapping them on a Mickey sensor.

    While they will no longer be complimentary with a stay at a Disney Resort hotel, they will still be available for purchase. You can find them on shopDisney before your visit, you can order a set for you and your family while you’re booking your stay or you can always find them at the theme parks and at shops throughout the resort when you arrive. There are always different and limited release styles you can find during every season of the year! I love my Toy Story band! 

    If you have MagicBands from a previous visit, you can also use those for your upcoming vacation. Just make sure you have a valid theme park ticket linked to each person in your party, via your My Disney Experience account. If they already have a band linked to them, they will be good to go! I always have a few MagicBands in my travel bag for my girls from previous visits, so they can pick and choose. 

    Christine, did you know that you can now follow us on Instagram for planning tips? My planDisney friends are always out and about at the parks and we’re happy to share our experiences with you!

    I hope this information is helpful to you. You can always come back to visit us if you have any more questions. It’s our pleasure to help you with all the details of your next magical visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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