Mom and child riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • On May 19, 2019
    Karen from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Are magic bands worth the money if not staying at a disney resort?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Karen!

    There are plenty of reasons to get yourself a MagicBand if you aren't staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. I really love that we can load all of our theme park tickets into the My Disney Experience app and just tap our MagicBands at the gates to enter. That way, I don't have to worry about where I've put my ticket, which is super important especially if you're traveling with little ones and have a handful of admission cards to organize.

    There are also a few different ways that MagicBands make your attractions experience even smoother. You can tap your MagicBand at the entrance to an attraction to access the FastPass+ selections you've made and skip the standby line! This is another time the MagicBand makes it so you don't have to take out everyone's tickets and scan them individually. Also, there are a few attractions, like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Haunted Mansion in Magic Kingdom Park, that have attraction photos that go straight to your My Disney Experience app, but only if you're wearing a MagicBand!

    You can order MagicBands in advance of your trip on the ShopDisney website, or you can purchase them once you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort. You can get them before you even enter a theme park at World of Disney at Disney Springs, or at merchandise locations that are outside the gates of a theme park, like The Outpost Shop at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    Have a magical day, Karen!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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