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  • On Aug 1, 2019
    Reean from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can I still use a magic band if i’m not staying in disney resort? And What are Magicbands helpful for ?

    Hi Reean!

    MagicBands are one of my favorite additions to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation because they make your visit to the theme parks so easy and convenient. MagicBands are linked to your My Disney Experience account and allow you to access all of the entitlements and reservations in your account. You will touch your MagicBand at theme park entrances to access your admission tickets to enter the theme park. You will also use your MagicBand to redeem your FastPass+ reservation at FastPass+ queue entrances and to add photos to your account when taking pictures with Disney PhotoPass photographers. Plus, when you wear your MagicBand on select attractions, your attraction photos will automatically be linked to your account - no need to find your photo after the attraction. And when you enjoy select attractions while wearing your MagicBand, you will receive exclusive attraction videos that are only available for Guests wearing MagicBands!

    While Disney Resort hotel Guests receive complimentary MagicBands, all Guests are welcome to use them for their vacations. You can purchase MagicBands online or at one of the merchandise shops throughout Walt Disney World Resort. In addition to solid color MagicBands, there are also graphic MagicBands to choose from that will allow each Guest to pick a band that matches their favorite Disney Character, attraction or even Disney snack!

    Once you purchase your MagicBands, you will need to link them to your My Disney Experience account so they can access all of your entitlements and reservations. I recommend that you download the My Disney Experience mobile app because I think it's the easiest way to link MagicBands and it's my favorite way to manage all of my vacation reservations!

    Let us know if you have additional questions as you continue planning your vacation. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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