Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Dec 23, 2019
    Crystal from KY 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?

    Hi Crystal!

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    MagicBands are described as "your key to a more carefree visit," and that couldn't be more true! Resembling a watch or bracelet, you wear your MagicBand and touch a sensor (called a touch point) for entry into theme parks and water parks (with valid admission), check in at FastPass+ entrances and connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account. Plus, Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can also use their MagicBand to enter their room and charge food and merchandise to their Disney Resort hotel room during their length of stay.

    If you are planning to stay at a Disney Resort hotel or if you will be purchasing a Walt Disney World Annual Pass, you will receive a complimentary MagicBand. If you will not be staying at a Disney Resort hotel and are not a Passholder, you will receive a card when you purchase your theme park and water park tickets. The card will be your access card to the parks and FastPass+ entrances. You also have the option to purchase MagicBands at shopDisney or in select Disney retail locations.

    Used in conjunction with your My Disney Experience account, your MagicBand is a secure all-in-one device that provides effortless access to your vacation plans.

    MagicBands and My Disney Experience have been game changers for me and my family. We love the convenience of the MagicBand. My Disney Experience gives us the ability to plan, manage and share our vacation plans with everyone in our traveling party and FastPass+ helps us maximize our time in the theme parks.

    MagicBands are not only functional but they are also super fun! You can select from several colorful complimentary options or upgrade to a special design (my son loves the Star Wars designs). Some can even include limited-edition enchanting surprises, such as light and sound effects when you use them at a touch point. They truly are MAGIC!

    We get so excited when our MagicBands arrive in the mail at our home. That means our Walt Disney World Resort vacation is a few short weeks away!

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let me know if you have any other questions regarding MagicBands or planning a magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort.

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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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