• On Jan 14, 2018
    John from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can you use your magic for purchases even if your not staying on property?

    Hi John! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Currently charging privileges for MagicBands are only available to Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests as the magic stored inside the band is connected to the credit card associated with the rooms-portion of a Resort Hotel reservation.

    MagicBands are still very useful even when you don't have the chance to stay with us; MagicBands hold your park tickets, your PhotoPass images, and your FastPass+ reservations. And speaking of FastPass+ reservations, make sure you download the My Disney Experience App where you can make more FastPass+ reservations after you used your initial three. You can also see your PhotoPass photos almost as soon as they were taken, you can get step-by-step directions to wherever you're trying to go, and you can even check out the estimated wait times for attractions in your immediate area or on the opposite side of the park. We even love to play around with the restaurant feature, to see which Table-Service locations still have availability later that night.

    I hope this helped with your vacation plans, John, and we'll see you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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