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  • On Feb 15, 2019
    Lindsay from NS 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 a Magic band? I am traveling with my hubby, 2YO and 4YO but we are not staying on site.... seems like the card will be all we need, but wanted to double check!!

    Hi, there!

     Thanks for sending me another great question, Lindsay. I've loved helping you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! With just a few short weeks to go, I'm sure you're beginning to finalize your touring plans and pack your bags. Super exciting! 

     MagicBands really simplify your stay at a Disney Resort hotel, but if you're staying "off-property" you can absolutely get by without them. Your admission card is all you need to enter the theme parks and FastPass+ queues.

     If you've purchased Memory Maker for your upcoming visit, your card will be scanned each time you have a picture taken by a Disney PhotoPass Photographer. You'll then be able to view all your photos on your My Disney Experience account! Without a MagicBand, though, you may miss out on a few attraction photos and some digital content. If those are important to you, you may want to consider buying a MagicBand. 

     Are your kiddos as "Super" as mine? Be sure to stop by Pixar Place at Disney's Hollywood Studios during your stay. There's lots of "Incredible" fun to be had there!

     I hope this was helpful, Lindsay. I'm wishing you and your family the most magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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