• On Feb 16, 2017
    Lily from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our lst visit to DW and we are staying outside DW. Where can we get the magic bands? And are they worth it?

    Hi Lily,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. How exciting to know you will be visiting Walt Disney World Resort for the first time.

    MagicBands are the best invention since sliced bread. They carry your Theme Park Tickets, your FastPass+ and hold all your memories in videos and pictures taken by the Disney PhotoPass Service photographers. Some attractions like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror will capture a special video only for Guests carrying a MagicBand. Other experiences will give you extra magic like "it's a small world".

    Some features are part of the many Benefits of Staying at Disney Resort Hotels, like the ability to charge purchases, and opening the doors to your room. They still make great souvenirs and can be purchased ahead of time at your local Disney Store are almost everywhere in the Resort.

    One last tip: be sure to visit the Planning Your First Trip to Walt Disney World Resort page for some additional tips. Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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