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  • On May 12, 2021
    Isabel from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    This is our first time going to disney and not staying at the resort. Do we need to have bands? Are there still benefits to having the bands?

    Hey there, Isabel! 

    I am so happy to hear that you are coming back for another magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort!

    Isabel, I will be honest with you, I love my MagicBands. Mostly I love the convenience of not having to pull out my wallet for every little thing. I have my hands full with my little ones, so anything that lets me not worry about keeping track of everyone's admission cards is a win in my book! But I also love that I get to pick a new MagicBand for each of our trips. My little ones get so excited each time they get a new one with their favorite characters, and honestly so do I!

    Isabel, since you are not staying in the Disney Resorts Collection, you will not be able to charge purchases to your MagicBand, so that takes away a little of the convenience factor. 

    What I think may be a great option for you is the all-new Disney MagicMobile Service! Available through the My Disney Experience Mobile App, MagicMobile allows you to add your theme park ticket to your phone, which you can then use to scan into the theme parks and to get all of your PhotoPass photos! 

    Oh! One last thing that I almost forgot. If you have a MagicBand from a previous stay, you will still be able to use it on your upcoming vacation. 

    I hope that this helped, Isabel!

    We will see you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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