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  • On Jul 26, 2023
    Helen from Worcester Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I get the magic bands? We are staying at a resort hotel in dosney. Are they free?

    Hi Helen! Welcome to planDisney. I'm happy to answer your question today!

    DisneyBands can be a great way to plus-up your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! They come in a variety of designs and there are plenty to choose from! I recently bought two bands to commemorate my love of my favorite Disney film, The Little Mermaid. I got one representing the original animated classic and one representing the new live-action story. With these bands, you can tap into the parks, charge items back to your Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, and even open your hotel room door! And the latest iteration, DisneyBand+, will interact with some of the nighttime spectaculars and even some attractions!

    At this time, DisneyBands cannot be shipped to international destinations. However, there are plenty of merchandise locations around the resort where you can purchase them, likely even at your resort hotel's gift shop! So if you want one, you can purchase it, quickly link it to your My Disney Experience account, and you'll be all set. Remember that DisneyBand+ needs to be charged first to take advantage of the interactive features. However, it will still be able to perform the standard functions like tapping into the parks when not charged.

    Please note that while I love a good DisneyBand and never travel to the resort without them, they are not necessary to enjoy the magic. You can choose to use the Disney MagicMobile Service on your phone to enter the parks, charge items back to your hotel, and use the My Disney Experience mobile app to open your hotel room door! You also have the option of asking a friendly Cast Member at a Guest Relations location outside of one of the theme parks, or at the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs, to give you a card to use throughout your vacation instead!

    Helen, I wish you a magical vacation at the resort. If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to help!

    Make a wish and do as dreamers do,

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Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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