• On Aug 31, 2018
    Laura from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can you use Magic Bands instead of a Magic card if you are not staying at a resort and not an annual pass holder?

    Hi Laura!

    MagicBands are a fantastic addition to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. It's so nice to be able to access your theme park tickets, FastPass+ reservations and Memory Maker account with just the tap of your MagicBand. I love that I don't have to retrieve my admission card throughout a theme park day as all of my reservations are right on my wrist!

    All Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort can use MagicBands for their trip. If you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel and if you are not an Annual Passholder, then you will need to purchase your MagicBands. You can purchase MagicBands online in advance of your trip or you can purchase them once you get to Walt Disney World Resort at the merchandise shops at any of the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs.

    My Disney Experience provides much of the background magic for your MagicBand. You will link your theme park tickets to your My Disney Experience account and use it to make your FastPass+ reservations. Once you have purchased your MagicBand, you will need to link it to your My Disney Experience account. From there, you will have access to all of the tickets and entitlements in your account and you will be ready for your magical vacation!

    I recommend that you download the My Disney Experience Mobile App for your trip. In my opinion, it's the easiest way to link your MagicBands and manage all of your vacation plans during your trip. 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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