• On Apr 7, 2017
    Meagan from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, I made reservations last night at the Art of Animation Resort. The agent mentioned a magic band and told me I could log in to my account to customize them, etc. I was wondering do I need to buy them separate from the reservations?

    Welcome, Meagan! Isn't it exciting to have your Walt Disney World vacation booked? Now it's time to begin planning! That's one of my favorite parts!

    My family and I love the Art of Animation Resort. No matter which section of the resort we stay in, our kids must take dips in their favorite two pools: the Big Blue Pool and the Cozy Cone pool. The stay is simply not complete without trying them both, and occasionally making a trip to the Little Mermaid's Flippin' Fins pool too! That is in addition to all of the fun we have in the parks!

    Since you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, you will receive MagicBands at no additional cost, as part of your reservation. If you haven't done so yet, go ahead and log into My Disney Experience online, where you can then click on MagicBands. There, customize the bands for each family member by choosing from the various colors, and adding a name to each. These will be mailed to you before your trip, so you can have them all ready when you get off the airplane, because you'll scan them to board the Magical Express at the airport. Then, you'll be magically whisked away to begin your vacation in style!

    But while you're still planning, be sure to mark the 60 day mark prior to your trip, as that is when you can begin adding FastPass+ experiences to your reservations. These will all be linked to your MagicBand, making it super easy to navigate the parks and resorts without carrying much else!

    Have fun planning and enjoy such an amazing trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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