Christmas on Main Street
  • On Apr 29, 2021
    Ashli from CA Asked

    I would like to know about the magic bands. Since I want to come around the holiday season would buying the bands be necessary for the hotel and parks for this year?

    Hi Ashli,

    Welcome to planDisney! 

    Although they are not required for a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, my family still adores MagicBands. Since we stay at resorts in the Disney Resorts Collection, we are able to use our MagicBands for room entry and to charge purchases to our room folio account. With a credit card attached to the folio, our purchases are then automatically charged to that credit card. 

    If you do not have MagicBands, you still have options. With the My Disney Experience Mobile App, you can access your Disney Resorts Collection room and with Disney MagicMobile service, you can access your theme park admission via your mobile device to enter the park.

    I am so excited that you are visiting during the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort. This is my family's favorite time of year. If you have not done so already, book a vacation package and link that package in your My Disney Experience account. Once that vacation package is linked, make Disney Park Pass system reservations. You will be visiting during a busy time, so make those park pass reservations. And always check the theme park reservation availability calendar before trying to cancel park pass reservations and make new ones.

    Ashli, keep your eye on the operational updates since policies and procedures could change. Find your superhero gear (no capes!) and get ready for an Incredible Disney Day!

    Magic and memories,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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