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  • On Jun 28, 2014
    Christine from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have magic bands for previous disney stays. Should we bring our child's magic band on the cruise with us

    Hi Christine!
    I'm so happy you've been able to enjoy Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Bands! The colorful, comfortable bands function as your room key, park ticket, FastPass+, PhotoPass, and you can even make room charges on them. No more digging through your bags or pockets for your room key or credit card - they're right there on your wrist! I've been able to use Magic Bands on my last few visits to WDW - I'm a huge fan of the new technology!

    At this time, Magic Bands are not functional on the Disney Cruise ships. When you check-in at the port, you'll be issued a Key to the World Card that will serve as your boarding pass, room key and shipboard charge card. Disney Cruise Line ships are a cash-free environment - all your purchases will be made using your Key to the World.

    If your child participates in the Youth Clubs on the ship, and will be visiting the Oceaneer Club/Lab during your cruise, he/she will be given an armband to wear during the length of your sailing. The Youth Club armbands on the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic look just like Magic Bands, but will not serve as a room key or charge card. These bright yellow bands, printed with the DCL logo, are only used for the child to gain entry into the club. My daughter loved hers so much she wanted to keep it after our last cruise. The bands are available for purchase for a minimal fee, if your child just can't bear to part with it!

    So, no need to pack your Magic Bands, but hang on to them for your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! You'll find some cute Disney Cruise Line-themed Magic Band accessories for sale in the onboard shops - a fun way to remember your magical voyage with Captain Mickey!

    Happy Sailing! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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