Preschooler on Carousel
  • On Sep 23, 2019
    Mary from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If the magic bands don't fit my young grandchildren, do you have any suggestions on what to do with them? Do they even need them if under 2?

    Hi, there!

     Mary, I'm so excited to hear you'll be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort with your grandchildren. You're sure to have a Grand Adventure together!

     All Guests of Disney Resort hotels receive complimentary MagicBands, even itty bitty Guests. It's just one of the many benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel! Guests under the age of 3 do not need a MagicBand for entrance to the theme parks or any FastPass+ queues, but they're certainly welcome to wear them. MagicBands can be sized down by removing the inner band from the outer gray strap. I always do this for my sons' MagicBands for a better fit on their little wrists. My daughter is only 2-years old, however, and even a sized-down MagicBand is still a little too bulky for her. Since she doesn't really need the MagicBand for entry, she doesn't wear it!

     An alternative to wearing a MagicBand on your wrist is wearing it on a MagicKeeper. The removable icon from a MagicBand can be placed into a MagicKeeper and worn from a lanyard, belt loop, or bag! How cool is that? MagicKeepers can be purchased online at or at select retail locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. 

     Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Mary. Please let me know if you have any other questions about traveling with little ones in tow!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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