• On Nov 28, 2016
    Carol from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going to MK for the very first time on Dec 5th. We are staying off site and do not have magic bands. I already made Fast Pass selections but am confused on how to redeem them? Do you have to use the bands or the app for this or just show up in line?

    Hi Carol,

    I see your vacation is just around the corner. Are you counting down the minutes? I surely would be doing that. And you’ll be arriving just in time to celebrate the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort. It is my favorite time of the year to visit and the whole Resort dresses up for the occasion.

    When you link your Theme Park Tickets to your My Disney Experience account, you will then be able to book FastPass+ reservations for up to three attractions up to 30 days in advance. Guests staying at a Disney Resort Hotel can do so up to 60 days before arrival, one of the many Disney Resort Hotel Guest Benefits. Since you don’t have a MagicBand, you will use your Theme Park Tickets to gain access to any FastPass+ reservation. They can also serve as your Disney PhotoPass Service card.

    One last tip: there are lots of options for MagicBands, including unique designs and some can even be personalized with your name in a few minutes. And a Cast Member will help you link it to your account so you can start enjoying it right away. They are great souvenirs and also unlock some extra magic like attraction photos or videos like in Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. See you real soon!

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