Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On May 12, 2016
    Jenna from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are the magic bands removable or do they have to stay on the entire vacation? We are trying to figure out if the cards are a better choice as we think our 3 year old will not want to keep his on.

    Hi Jenna!

    The Magic Bands can be taken off while you are in the Walt Disney World parks and resorts. You will only need the Magic Band on your wrist when you scan into the kiosk at the resort, then you can store it safely in your bag. If you think your three-year-old won't want to wear it the entire time, consider attaching it to a backpack or storing it safely in the pocket of your bag. I'm a huge fan of the Magic Bands over the cards, so I highly recommend getting Magic Bands for the family and storing your son's in a safe place. 

    Check out the My Disney Experience page for more information on how you can use the online tools and Magic Band to customize your experience and make your trip magical. I also recommend checking out the Planning for Preschool and Little Ones page for tips on traveling to Walt Disney World with your three-year old. 

    Hope you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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