• On May 30, 2017
    Ben from Belgium Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I know about the Magic Band but I see you can get also a plastic , credit card style ticket. How much do they cost ? And do they both have the same possibilities ?

    Hi Ben,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I can imagine the happiness in your household as you prepare for your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World resort!

    If you have purchased a vacation package with a Walt Disney World resort hotel stay and theme park tickets, you will automatically receive MagicBands.  If you have purchased theme park tickets but are not staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel, then you will receive admission cards. MagicBands and Admission Cards allow you to access theme parks and to check-in for Fast Pass+ rides.

    MagicBands will link to your My Disney Experience Account. If staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel, you can use your MagicBands to make purchases and access your resort hotel room (it functions as a room key). If you have linked your admission card/ticket to your My Disney Experience Account, you can make your Fast Pass+ selections for rides/attractions and then use the admission card to scan in during the Fast Pass+ time window when you get to the ride. 

    MagicBands are complimentary if staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel. If staying elsewhere, you can purchase MagicBands from Shop Disney Parks online. Admission cards are free with your theme park ticket purchase. 

    My family loves MagicBands because they make our vacations so much easier. We carry limited cash to the theme parks because our MagicBands are linked to our resort hotel account and we can just pay all of the charges at the resort prior to departure. 

    Ben, I am sending pixie dust your way hoping you have safe travels! 

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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