• On Mar 26, 2018
    Ramona from OK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If I’m staying off property do I need to buy a magic band? Will it make my experience a ton easier? I have the my disney experience app on my phone, will that work just as well? Thank you.

    Hi Ramona,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    The fashionable and functional MagicBand is as stylish as it is convenient for working as your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room key, charging purchases to your room, scanning for your PhotoPass, and holding your theme park admission tickets and your FastPass+ selections.

    Because you'll be staying off-property rather than a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, the room key and purchasing device features won't come into play for you.

    You can link your MagicBand with your My Disney Experience account and it will be convenient for your theme park tickets, your FastPass+ and your PhotoPass. Your admission ticket card will work just as well for these uses. So it's simply a question of personal preference. Would you prefer to carry a card and take it out when needed, or wear it on your wrist in the form of MagicBand? You can also carry your MagicBand using one of the MagicKeepers, and that provides a fun alternative to wearing the band on your wrist.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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