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  • On Dec 11, 2019
    Jessica from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My mother is an amputee and wears a prosthesis, which the magic bands regularly fall off of. When we request our Magic Bands (we are staying on property) can we request a Magic Keeper instead for her?

    Hi Jessica!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting that you will be returning to the Walt Disney World Resort this summer. There are so many new and exciting things happening, that you’ll have a lot to look forward to! The hottest ticket in town right now is Star Wars; Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and scheduled to open this spring will be Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railroad, also at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

    Since you’ll be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you will be able to customize a MagicBand for each member of your party. The fun thing about this second version of the MagicBands is the ability to remove the center portion of the band, known as the Icon or puck, and use it in other types of accessories. It is that Icon part of the band that has the chip needed to relate everything to your My Disney Experience Account.

    The MagicKeeper is a separately sold accessory. You will still need the original MagicBand that is included with your resort stay. You’ll need to remove the puck from your mom’s MagicBand and add it to the MagicKeeper if you decide to purchase one. Currently, only MagicBands, with that all-important center Icon, are available for pre-order as an included part of your resort stay. If you wish to purchase accessories such as a MagicKeeper, you can purchase one after arrival, or order one in advance via Shop Disney or an outside site.

    Do know that your mom is not to required to wear the MagicBand if it is troublesome for her. You can request an Admission Card at the front desk of your resort, the MagicBand can be carried in a bag or attached to a bag or belt loop and brought out to use only when needed.

    I hope this helps with your planning. Please let us know what additional questions you have as you plan your visit, Jessica!

    -Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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