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  • On Apr 3, 2022
    Madison from SD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My Fiance and I are going to Disney World in June. We are not staying in a Disney Resort. Are the Magic Bands only for people staying in a Disney Resort? I would like to use them to get into the Parks instead of trying to keep track of tickets or cards.

    Hey Madison! Welcome to planDisney!

    Summer in The Most Magical Place on Earth is always a good choice!  While it may be hot, you also get the pleasure of long sunny days, midday rains to cool you down (and empty the Parks!), and usually, longer Park hours, so you can get out early and stay up late.  My family and I visited the Walt Disney World Resort in June last year, and though my one recommendation is to definitely bring a rain poncho, we had a wonderful time! 

    Madison, even if you're not staying on Disney property at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you're certainly welcome, and even encouraged, to purchase and use a MagicBand throughout your trip.  There are many ways to grab your favorite design, such as searching on or even waiting until you get to the Resort and searching for that perfect MagicBand in person.  Many retail locations at Resort hotels, Disney Springs and the Parks carry a variety of MagicBands that you can purchase and then link to your My Disney Experience account.  

    While your MagicBands won't have the ability to open your Guest room door at your Resort if it is not a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, it will still work like your Theme Park Ticket, allowing you to scan your band at the entrance of all four Theme Parks and two Water Parks. You can also connect your Disney PhotoPass photos to your band just by letting the PhotoPass photographer scan your MagicBand after your pictures have been taken.  With so many Magic Shots available, especially for Walt Disney World Resort's 50th Anniversary, you'll definitely want to see and save some of these fantastic photos!

    While you and your fiance are visiting, I would highly recommend searching for a dining reservation at the new Space 220 Restaurant.  This truly out-of-this-world experience lets you dine among the stars and has interesting options like Blue Moon Cauliflower and Galactic Salmon! It's definitely on my must-do list the next time I visit EPCOT

    I hope you both have a wonderful time and come back and see us again if you have any other planning questions!
    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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