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  • On Oct 27, 2014
    Amy from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Magic Bands: We are staying at a hotel, it is not owned by Disney. Is it correct that we can purchase our Magic Bands at a gift shop on property and at the gift shop they can sync our tickets, reservations, fast passes, etc.

    Hi Amy!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for paying us a magical visit and allowing me the opportunity to assist you in your vacation planning.

    You are correct.  If you are not staying at a Disney Resort, you may purchase MagicBands at several locations throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks and in Downtown Disney.  These MagicBands will work just the same regarding tickets, FastPass+ selections, and Disney PhotoPass, however, you will not be able to charge or pay with them like Disney Resort Guests can.  Once you pick your MagicBand color and choose which Disney Side accessories to add for optimal customization (at an additional fee,) a Cast Member will assist you in linking the MagicBand to your My Disney Experience account and explain to you how it works from there. I'm not sure when your trip is scheduled, but Disney has been releasing some specially decorated limited edition bands for special events, like the upcoming Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, so keep your eye out for these fun mementos.

    If there is anything else I may assist you with, Amy, please let me know.  Otherwise, have a wonderful vacation "banding" together.

    Magical Wishes,


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family: graduations, pregnancies, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, reunions, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon. I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help add a little extra Pixie Dust to your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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