• On Feb 7, 2021
    Heidi from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Some members in my family do not want a magic band. Is there a way that some of my family can have magic bands and others would just use cards?

    Hello Heidi! 

    Welcome to planDisney! Thanks for the excellent question! 

    MagicBands are a super convenient way to get around the Walt Disney World Resort! They can be attached to your My Disney Experience account to link tickets and Disney PhotoPass pictures. When linked appropriately, you simply scan your MagicBand when entering the theme parks and you can even get ride photos and videos from attractions that use MagicBand technology to auto-magically link media to your account. When staying on-property this all-in-one device can also be used to unlock the door of your Disney Resort hotel room and charge food and merchandise purchases during your stay. While you can choose to purchase a MagicBand for each member of your party, you certainly don't have to! The family members with a MagicBand will use it as described above. The others can just use their actual Walt Disney World theme park tickets (cards) for entering the theme parks and capturing PhotoPass photos from photographers. MagicBands are very helpful, but they are not required! 

    Please note, plans are in place to unveil an innovative new offering as part of the My Disney Experience app in 2021! It is likely to bring the features of a MagicBand to your smart device. So, make sure to download the My Disney Experience app on your mobile device if you have not already! 

    I hope you found this information to be helpful. Please head back with more questions in the future! 

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Greetings from San Diego, CA! I'm a wife, cat mom and Disney-loving "childfree millennial." I've traveled all around the world, but my favorite place to visit is "The Happiest Place on Earth!" I've been going to the Disneyland Resort for over 25 years. Each time I step through the turnstiles to enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy, I feel the magic of Walt Disney's original park. I can't wait to answer your questions and help you experience all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer! Learn More About Tiffanie

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