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  • On Feb 27, 2020
    Brittany from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi im in the process of planning my trip. sadly we wont be staying in one of the onsite hotel, my question is do I need to purchase a magic band before we arrive or will we get them when I order my tickets off line? whats the perks of buying a magic band?

    Hi Brittany! Thank you for your question and for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Congratulations on your upcoming vacation to Walt Disney World!

    Since you’re not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you will receive a card when you purchase tickets for park admission. However, you can purchase a MagicBand online or at select Walt Disney World shops and at other retail locations!

    While MagicBands are not required, I have to admit, I absolutely love wearing one! In summary, MagicBands are colorful wristbands that are actually an all-in-one device that effortlessly connects you to all the vacation choices you made with My Disney Experience. You’ll be able to enter theme and water parks (with valid admission), check-in at FastPass+ entrances, connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account and your MagicBand will also be able to unlock special surprises, personalized just for you, throughout Walt Disney World Resort!

    There are so many different themes and styles to choose from. However, the plain red MagicBand is my “go-to” if you're looking for my outside suggestion.

    If you have any other questions, please let us know. Have a magical day and tell Mickey I said hello!

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Meet the Panelist: Bryan, Kansas

Hi all! I'm Bryan from Kansas City. I'm a husband, first-time dad, and man's best friend to our Golden Retriever. Like many kids, I grew up traveling to Disney World nearly every year with my family, so to say that my perspective has changed over the years is an understatement. Through my passion, firsthand knowledge and park research, I look forward to helping you with your Disney vacation! Learn More About Bryan

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