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  • On Jan 13, 2020
    Mary from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Are the magic bands capable for tracking older children if they wander? ages 7 and 9.

    Hi Mary!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I see your trip is coming up in just a few short months.  I hope you are getting really excited for all the magical memories you are going to make while at the Walt Disney World Resort.   It's my pleasure to help answer your question today.

    Being able to access your ticket information, FastPass+ selections,  and Memory Maker with just the tap of a MagicBand makes vacationing at Walt Disney World so simple.  On top of all that, if you are a Guest of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel your MagicBand will even serve as a key to your room, and you will be able to charge to your room account using it.   Isn't that great?  Even though the MagicBand can perform all these cool functions, they cannot track Guests or locate them in a theme park.  If you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel a Cast Member could scan your child's MagicBand if they were to become separated from you and it would tell them your information.  They could possibly use that to contact you.   

    My suggestion and one I have used with my own children is to place a card such as a business card with your phone number on it in their pocket.  In case they are lost they can show this card to a Cast Member.   Inform your children to how to identify a Cast Member so they know who to approach if they go missing.  Remember they are all going to be wearing a name tag.  I also took a photo of my children each morning of vacation so we knew what they were wearing in case they did go missing.  Thank goodness this never happened, but it did give me peace of mind just in case it would have. 

    I hope these tips have helped.  Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you.  It's always a pleasure to lend a helping hand to a fellow Guest.

    Dream as Dreamers Do,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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