• On Mar 1, 2016
    Susan from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can I use magic bands if I am not staying in a Disney hotel?

    Hi Susan!

    You can certainly use a MagicBand if you are staying off-site. The MagicBands have many uses. If you are staying at a Disney Resort, you can use the MagicBand to open the door at your room and to charge to your room account as well as to use dining credits given as part of a Disney Dining Plan. Also, theme park tickets and FastPass + selections are linked to the MagicBands. Guests staying a Disney Resort would receive a MagicBand free of charge,

    If you are staying off-site, the only use you would have for the MagicBand would be for the park tickets and FastPass + selections. You could purchase a MagicBand online at www.disneystore.com, via the Shop Disney Parks App on your mobile device or at one of the many shops located in the theme parks or Disney Springs. 

    Did you know?: Guests now have a new option to create and personalize MagicBands at Walt Disney World Resort. The new MagicBand on Demand station is located inside the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. location near Space Mountain in Magic Kingdom Park. These can also be purchased at the D-Tech on Demand boutique at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs Marketplace. To view some of the options and for pricing information, please check out this page: Retail MagicBand on Demand.

    It has been a pleasure assisting you!
    Thanks for sending your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I have experienced the Disney Parks as a child, teenager, newlywed and now a mom of three. Whether it is planning your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or your 100th trip, I would love to share my wonderful memories and planning tips with you! Learn More About Yael

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