• On May 28, 2018
    Allie from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do I need to buy a annual pass to use magic bands?

    Hi Allie,

    I'm happy to let you know that anyone may use a MagicBand! If you do become an Annual Passholder, one of the many benefits that you'll receive is a complimentary MagicBand. Guests of Disney Resort hotels also receive complimentary MagicBands, but even if you're not planning to purchase an Annual Pass or stay at a Disney Resort hotel, MagicBands are available for purchase online or at multiple retail locations all around the Walt Disney World Resort.

    If you receive a complimentary MagicBand from Disney, it should automagically link to your My Disney Experience account. You'll simply want to log in and customize your band with your name and color preference. I don't want to spoil anything, but by personalizing your MagicBand, you'll unlock some special surprises around the theme parks! So fun!

    If you purchase your own MagicBand, it's really easy to link it to your My Disney Experience account by entering the unique ID Number for your MagicBand. Once it has been linked to your account, it may not be transferred to another Guest.

    Thanks for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Allie! I hope that you enjoy the convenience of having your park tickets and FastPass+ selections right on your wrist, as well as the ability to link PhotoPass photos to your account and more! Have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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