Mickey and Gang in front of Ship
  • On Oct 27, 2019
    Bailey from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do you need magic bands on a Disney Cruise or do you get a card like on a regular cruise?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Bailey!

    I am glad you sailed by with another great question.  If I can't be onboard a Disney cruise, planning for one is the next best thing!

    I love the ease of using MagicBands when visiting Walt Disney World Resort.  It is pure magic to be able to open your resort room door, use your FastPass+ reservations and pay for your Mickey ears with this little beauty!  Disney Cruise Line does not use MagicBands.  Instead, you will be issued a Key to the World Card.

    Your Key to the World Card is used as identification during your sailing.  Like a MagicBand, this card is also linked to your stateroom account and used for onboard charges.  Your Key to the World Card has great information on it including your rotational dining schedule, table number and muster station.  Be sure to add a lanyard with a card holder to your packing list.  This makes it easy to keep your Key to the World Card with you at all times!

    MagicBands are used onboard if you have pirates-in-training that are registered for the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab.  Kids simply touch the MagicBand to the Mickey Kiosk when they are checked in and out of the youth clubs.  These Disney Cruise Line MagicBands are for use while onboard, but can be purchased at the end of your sailing for a small fee.

    I hope to see you cruise back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any additional questions you have as you continue planning for your magical getaway!

    "Sea" ya real soon!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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