MagicBand+ on Friends; Main Street; pairing
  • On Apr 21, 2024
    Hillary from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For magic bands and using genie/lightning. Do my toddlers need a magic band? Specifically does each person needs to swipe in to a ride vs say can my husband or I swipe in for the whole family/the kids? I get they need their own park ticket etc.

    Hi there, Hillary. Thanks for coming by planDisney with your excellent question!

    Magic Band+ is an optional but convenient way to scan your park ticket for theme park admission, Genie+ return times, Disney PhotoPass pictures, and more while at the Walt Disney World Resort. When my three kids were younger, I was reluctant to have them wear Magic Bands as I was worried they would fall off or be lost. Fortunately, it is also possible to use the My Disney Experience App to scan your kids' park tickets. So it is truly up to you whether you get your little ones Magic Bands or not!

    One thing I love about Magic Band+ is that it automatically links attraction photos on certain rides like The Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park and Frozen Ever After at EPCOT. It feels like absolute magic when ride photos simply appear in my app. However, if your family always rides together, the pictures of your kids should show up along with yours on rides that offer this feature.

    Hillary, did you know all four Disney theme parks have Baby Care Centers? These were a huge help when my kids were both babies and toddlers. They have changing tables, quiet areas for feeding, and on-site shops that sell items that may have been forgotten, like diaper wipes and sunscreen! You can locate these centers in your My Disney Experience App by using the Magnifying Glass/Search icon at the bottom of the home screen. Just type "Baby Care Center."

    I hope this information helps you and your family have a most magical visit, Hillary. Please come visit us again soon!


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