• On Jun 14, 2021
    Michael from RI 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 i need to purchase the magic bands?

    Welcome to planDisney, Michael!

    Thanks for bringing your question our way.

    I love having a MagicBand to unlock my Disney Resorts Collection hotel room, make room charges, and tap to enter the theme parks during my Walt Disney World Resort vacation. I especially love being able to wear a magically-themed MagicBand, and I currently have two favorites: an Aladdin MagicBand and one themed to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa! 

    Michael, although I am a huge fan of MagicBands, you absolutely do not need to purchase one for your vacation if you don't wish to do so. As you know, MagicBands can be purchased at a pre-arrival rate through your Disney Resorts Collection hotel reservation. 

    If you do not wish to purchase MagicBands, a Cast Member at the front desk of your Disney Resorts Collection hotel will be happy to provide complimentary Key to the World cards for your visit. These, too, are themed to perfection with our favorite pals: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald, or Daisy! The cards operate as your Walt Disney World Resort room key, Park Ticket, and payment method should you choose to do so.

    Another way to enter the theme parks is by using the digital pass called Disney MagicMobile on your My Disney Experience Mobile app! This is a contactless way to enter the parks, and since it works through your phone, it’s really very convenient! 

    Before I let you go, I do want to make sure you have made your Disney Park Pass reservations for your trip, as these are required, along with your tickets, to enter the theme parks. 

    We can’t wait to welcome you to the magic, Michael! Have an enchanting time.

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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