• On Feb 4, 2020
    Donna from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are the magic bands free or do I have to pay for them

    Hi Donna!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. So, the answer to your question is - it depends! Let me explain further. . .

    You can purchase MagicBands at all four Theme Parks, Disney Springs, and online. I love the new millennial pink color; it is gorgeous! I have a couple of friends who use their MagicBands as accessories, so they have quite a few to choose from to match their outfits! Once you’ve purchased a MagicBand, you can link it to your account online or via the My Disney Experience app. This allows your band to be your ticket to the ‘World.

    If you are a Guest of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you will receive a complimentary band for each person on the reservation. If your booking is linked to your account, your MagicBand will be your ticket and key to your hotel room door! The complimentary bands are usually solid in color, but you have the option of upgrading your band for a small fee.

    If you prefer to not use a band, you can get a plastic ticket at any of the Main Entrance Ticket Windows or at Disney Springs. You will use it like a credit card at the turnstile entrances.

    Donna, I hope this answers your question. If you have any others, please don’t hesitate to come back. We are all EARs!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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