• On Jan 6, 2017
    Heather from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What is a magic band?

    Dear Heather,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It sounds like you are starting to plan your trip to Walt Disney World Resort. It's an exciting time and there is a lot to plan and to learn about.

    Walt Disney World Resort has been using MagicBands for a few years now and they are truly a magical part of any Disney vacation. Basically, they are waterproof wristbands that act as your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room key, your Park tickets, and a way to make purchases of food or souvenirs around the Parks, all in one! They will also allow you to access your FastPass+ experiences at your chosen attractions and to connect PhotoPass pictures to your account.

    It also unlocks some really fun surprises around the Parks for you, so keep an eye open for some of those as well! 

    Take some time to explore My Disney Experience, and you will see that you can personalize your family's MagicBands using different colors and also adding your names. This needs to be done by about 30 days before your hotel reservation begins.  

    Have a magical trip!

    -Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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