• On Jul 7, 2021
    Pam from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What happens if I choose not to purchase wristband ahead of time?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Pam!

    Thank you for sending another question our way! We are happy to continue to assist you as you plan a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort.

    I am happy to share other options you can use in addition to MagicBands while visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth. Have you already heard about Disney MagicMobile? This service allows Guests to use their mobile devices to enter the theme parks (with a valid Disney Park Pass reservation and valid admission), connect digital content captured by Disney PhotoPass service to My Disney Experience, and gain access to join a virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (subject to availability). If you prefer not to use your mobile device and you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you can stop by Front Desk and request a Key to the World card, which can be used instead of a MagicBand. You can even use your Key to the World card to charge purchases to your Disney Resort hotel folio during your stay.

    If you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you are welcome to stop by any Guest Relations location, the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs, and will-call windows at the entrance of all theme parks to request a ticket card. If you decide to purchase MagicBands upon arrival, you will find them at several merchandise locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

    I hope this information is helpful, Pam! Come back to visit us if you have additional questions and have a pixie-dusted Disney vacation!

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