• On Jul 23, 2018
    Rachael from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'll be staying off site and thinking of buying the magic bands for my family (kids aged 2 and 5)- will these bands stay on their wrists for the entire vacation? Is there a "tracking" mechanism in the magic bands in case we get separated?

    Hello Rachael!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    Your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just weeks away! Don’t forget to download the My Disney Experience mobile app to make FastPass+ selections, dining reservations, and plan and share all details of your visit!

    As a Guest staying at a hotel that is not a Disney Resort hotel, you are welcome to purchase MagicBands and enjoy certain functionalities, such as using them as your theme park tickets, redeeming FastPass+ selections, and linking Disney PhotoPass photos to your Disney account. Your children will love having their own MagicBands, and you will be able to fit them to the size of their wrists. We have never had any issues with our daughter losing her MagicBands, and they have always been securely placed around her wrist. Please note that they do not come with tracking devices, so you will not be able to locate members of your party or MagicBands should they get lost. If you lose a MagicBand, immediately log in to your Disney account, access Magic Bands and Cards and deactivate it. You can also seek assistance at Guest Relations locations at all theme parks and Disney Springs.

    If you get separated from your children the first thing you must you is immediately notify the nearest Cast Member. It is helpful if you take pictures of your children in the morning so Cast Members can see not only what they look like, but also what they are wearing. Some parents also like to leave identification information with their kids in the form of a wristband or lanyard with an information card.

    I hope this helps you while planning! Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and please come back real soon with more questions.

    Best magical wishes,
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