• On Feb 15, 2021
    Barbara from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Now that magic bands are optional, how to children access their park tickets if they don't have a smart device? Will it just be through my or my husbands my disney experience app?

    Hi there Barbara! Welcome to planDisney, and thanks for sending your question to us. Consider me your personal fairy godmother, and I'm happy to help as quickly as you can say Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!

    I see that in just a few short months, your vacation dreams will come true.  May is one of my favorite times of year to visit Walt Disney World. The sunny, warm weather is Olaf-approved and perfect for exploring the theme parks and making a splash in your resort's swimming pool. 

    Should members of your group choose to forego the purchase of a MagicBand, they can either bring one from a previous stay or visit the front desk of the resort to pick up a Key to the World Card. These complimentary cards, featuring some of our favorite Disney pals, perform the same tasks as MagicBands. They are used to redeem theme park admission, unlock your resort room door, link Disney PhotoPass Images, and charge purchases to your resort room. The My Disney Experience mobile app is handy for Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering and opening your resort room door, but cannot be used for theme park entry; each person in your family will need a MagicBand or Key to the World Card to tap into the theme parks. 

    Barbara, I hope this is helpful as you continue to count down the final weeks and days until your magical vacation. While you wait, I suggest following the Disney Parks Blog and checking out some of our Panel Extras for the latest updates, ideas for getting the family involved in the planning process, and more. If you're on social media, follow us at planDisney for some in-the-parks fun and timely tips and advice. Finally, if there is anything else we can do before your adventure begins, come see us again. 

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Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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