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  • On Aug 11, 2023
    Debbie from England Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do we need to buy lanyards or do we get given them?

    Hi there, Debbie!

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for bringing us your Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. Oh boy! You'll be arriving at The Most Magical Place on Earth in just a few short days. Get excited, Debbie, because your unforgettable Walt Disney World Resort holiday is about to begin! You've come to the right place - I'm happy to help you prepare for your upcoming international adventure.

    I've checked in with a few friendly Cast Members who informed me that, at this time, Guests are not provided with lanyards as part of their Walt Disney World Resort vacation packages. Debbie, you'll have several options for accessing the magic during your upcoming vacation. If you'll be relying on a Key to the World card ("physical card") for theme park or Disney Resort hotel room entry during your holiday, you'll be able to find lanyards at many merchandise locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Alternatively, you could purchase a Disney band once you arrive at The Most Magical Place on Earth! These fun and fashionable bands will enable you to tap into the theme parks, unlock the door to your Disney Resort hotel room, charge purchases to your account, and more.

    Another option that wouldn't require a physical card or Disney band for access is Disney MagicMobile service, available in the My Disney Experience mobile app. With this complimentary service, you'll be able to create a Disney MagicMobile pass to use your mobile device or smartwatch similarly to a Disney band or Key to the World card! For example, Guests utilizing Disney MagicMobile service will enjoy quick and easy entry to the theme parks, Disney PhotoPass image linking, and the ability to charge purchases to their Disney Resort hotel folios.

    Debbie, I hope you've found this information to be useful as you prepare to embark on an exciting journey to the Walt Disney World Resort! If you have any additional planning questions, please feel free to revisit us at planDisney anytime. We're all ears!

    See ya real soon,

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