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  • On Jul 7, 2022
    Jessica from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    is magic bands still an option? Do we still need to purchase a magic band to get into the parks?

    How ya doin' Jessica and welcome to planDisney!

    MagicBands in the mail is usually the signal at my house that our vacation is real and it's coming soon. That trusty little accessory that serves as a room key, payment method, and key to entering a theme park is definitely a fun part of any visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. I'm never going to be the person to tell you not to shop. You can absolutely purchase some for your upcoming vacation. As a matter of fact, ShopDisney usually has some pretty great options for you to choose from and then link to your My Disney Experience account once you have them.

    If purchasing MagicBands isn't really something your family is interested in, don't worry. You can still have a magical time at Walt Disney World without them. You can have access to your Disney needs directly from your phone! Having the My Disney Experience app downloaded to your mobile device opens up a whole new world of possibilities for you while you're on vacation. You can set up your Disney MagicMobile pass and add it to your Apple Wallet to access the theme parks.

    Pro-tip: You can also use the Unlock Door feature in the app to open the doors of your Disney Resorts Collection hotel room! 

    Jessica, with or without MagicBands you're still sure to have a wonderful time. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back for another chat!

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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