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  • On Nov 23, 2015
    Tracey from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello Moms I know nothing about Magicbands. I am booking a room only. Will I still receive bands or do I have to pay upfront for park tickets to receive them. If they do not come until 3 weeks before trip, how do you link fastpasses and dining reservations

    Hi, Tracey! To me, MagicBands are the coolest aspect of MyMagic+. These colorful devices unlock a whole new world of theme park planning. With one flick of your wrist, you can be instantly connected to your My Disney Experience account, which houses all of your Advance Dining Reservations, FastPass+ selections and Memory Maker.

    All Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests, whether you have booked a room-only reservation or a Magic Your Way package, will be issued a complimentary MagicBand. Your MagicBands can be customized before your trip if you link your reservation to your My Disney Experience account. A magical package containing your MagicBands will arrive around three weeks before you begin your vacation. However, you can begin planning your trip and making all FastPass+ selections or Advance Dining Reservations well before you receive this package. As I mentioned earlier, the MagicBands link you to your My Disney Experience account, which houses all of your plans. You can make plans months in advance or even the day of, and they will all magically appear when you scan your MagicBand. Isn't that amazing? You did mention theme park tickets - while they are not required to receive a MagicBand, you will need to have theme park tickets linked to your My Disney Experience account in order to make FastPass+ selections.

    I hope this information helps you understand the MagicBands a little better. Please stop by again if you have any other questions for us!


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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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