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  • On Feb 24, 2020
    Sheila from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What are magic bands and do I need them

    Hi Sheila!

    I'm so glad that you found the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We love to help with all types of trip planning questions.

    MagicBands are a convenient wearable bracelet that functions as a theme park admission ticket, a FastPass+ "ticket", and more. The technology in the band links to your My Disney Experience account so that you can simply tap your bracelet to enter the theme parks or redeem your FastPass+.

    One of the perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel is a complimentary MagicBand for each guest. These can be customized by choosing a color and adding a name to each MagicBand. For guests in the U.S.A., your bands will be mailed to you before your vacation.

    If you are staying at an off-site location, MagicBands can be purchased at or once you arrive at the theme parks. There are many specialty designs to choose from. These bands feature park icons, popular characters, and more! If you choose to purchase a MagicBand, you can link it to your account in My Disney Experience.

    No worries if you don't want to have a MagicBand though. There is also an option for an admission card. If you purchase park tickets and are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you'll automatically receive this card.

    I hope this helps!

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