Mom and daughter on Dumbo
  • On Nov 18, 2019
    Claudia from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do you have to use magic bands if you stay at a hotel or can you opt for cards? We're not sure how well these will stay on and how comfortable they will be (not a big fan of things on wrists)

    Hello there, Claudia! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks so much for taking the time to reach out and asking your Walt Disney World Resort vacation question!

    As a Guest staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you and your family will be entitled to complimentary MagicBands! However, if you are not interested in using your MagicBands, you may always request your theme park tickets be administered on admission cards. You may also use the My Disney Experience app to unlock your Disney Resort hotel room door without the use of a MagicBand. 

    All of that being said, I highly recommend taking advantage of your complimentary MagicBands! It is so amazingly convenient to use MagicBands to gain access to your hotel room, scan your theme park tickets, redeem your FastPass+ reservations, and much more! MagicBands may be customized and able to fit a variety of wrist sizes quite comfortably. However, if you would prefer, you may always purchase a MagicKeeper from the shopDisney website or select shopping locations across Walt Disney World Resort. These are essentially key-chains made to hold the small piece of technology the powers the MagicBand. This way, you and your family would not be limited to the MagicBand if you find it to be uncomfortable!

    I hope this information assists you in planning for your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort! Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you!

    ~Wyatt
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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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