Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Oct 16, 2019
    Khandis from CT 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 Magicbands if I received comp tickets to visit the park?

    Hi Khandis!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Disney’s MagicBands are your all-in-one, high tech way to experience the magic of the Disney Parks! Not only do they serve as your park ticket, but you can use them to access your FastPass+ attractions. For Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you can also use your MagicBand to open your resort room door, use your Disney Dining Plan Credits, and charge food and merchandise to your resort room.

    While MagicBands are easy and a lot of fun, they are not a requirement, and you do not have to use a MagicBand. The physical plastic ticket has the same RFID encoding that the MagicBand does, and you will simply tap that card to the Mickey Touchpoints to gain park entry and access to your FastPass+ selections.

    Guests at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotels are given MagicBands with their stay. You can use my Disney Experience to link your complimentary ticket number to yourself, and it will then be active on the MagicBand issued to you with your resort reservation. If you will not be staying on property but would like to use a MagicBand, you can use an older MagicBand from a recent visit that is linked to you, purchase a new band from Shop Disney, or purchase one upon arrival from one of the gift shops throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. If you purchase a new MagicBand, you will again use My Disney Experience to link the new band number to you.

    Please let me know what additional questions you have, Khandis. Wishing you happy planning!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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