• On Feb 25, 2021
    Mark from SD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is a magic band and how do I get one?

    Hey, Mark! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney! I'm happy to introduce you to the convenience worn around your wrist known as a MagicBand!

    A MagicBand is a wrist-worn bracelet that acts as a digital "wallet" during your stay at the Walt Disney World Resort! It is everything from your room key, to theme park admission tickets, and can even be set-up for charging privileges! You can also use it to link any photographs taken of you and your family as you experience rides and pose for pictures in the Disney Parks!

    You can purchase a MagicBand on shopDisney.com! There is a wide variety of MagicBands available! You'll find basic bands with solid colors to bands featuring characters, rides, attractions, etc. There is a "perfect" band for just about any Guest!

    Mark, if you recently booked a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, you can also select MagicBands by going to your My Disney Experience app account on your smart device. On your My Disney Experience account menu tap "Resort Hotel." When that page appears, scroll down until you see "Choose MagicBands." When you tap there, you will be taken to a page that will allow you to select and purchase your bands! Some of the MagicBands featured on that page will come with discounted prices!

    Mark, MagicBands are a great accessory! They are also fun to pick during your vacation-planning! However, MagicBands are not required for a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. If you don't want to purchase a MagicBand, you can pick up a Key to the World card at the front desk of your Disney Resort Hotel. Your Key to the World card can be used for many of the same features available through a MagicBand. Also, in the not too distant future, the Walt Disney World Resort will be introducing a new feature that will bring the magic of a MagicBand to your smart device!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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