• On Jun 14, 2021
    Shannan from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Do we need magic bands for our reservations and how do we get them

    Hi there, Shannan! It's so nice to see you again here at planDisney!

    Your vacation countdown is starting to get shorter and shorter. Before you know it, the big day will be here and you'll be on your way to the Walt Disney World Resort! Can you believe it?

    When it comes to making your grand entrance into the theme parks, you have a few different options to choose from. Lots of Guests love to use MagicBands, which are really fun and convenient, but absolutely not necessary. If you're staying in a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you should have had the option to purchase MagicBands for your party at a discounted price when you made your reservation. On the other hand, if you plan to stay offsite this time, you can still buy a MagicBand in many shops around the Walt Disney World Resort and link it to your My Disney Experience account. That will activate your band so you can use it for park entry.

    But remember, the MagicBand option is, well...optional! You can also use an Admission Card, which you can pick up at the ticket windows or Guest Relations before you head into your first theme park. Just be sure to have your confirmation email and the credit card you used to purchase the tickets, and you'll be ready to go!

    One other fun choice is Disney's brand new MagicMobile service that puts your ticket right on your smartphone! Start by entering your ticket confirmation info into your My Disney Experience app, then click on the three horizontal lines in the bottom right corner of your screen. From there, click on the "Disney MagicMobile" tile and follow the prompts to add your tickets to your electronic wallet. Then when you arrive at the parks, all you need to do is hold your phone to the touchpoint, and you're in!

    I hope this information was helpful for you, Shannan. Have an absolutely magical Walt Disney World vacation, and please come back and see us again real soon!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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