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  • On Mar 11, 2020
    Kristie from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! Do I need to be staying at a Disney Hotel to use a magic band? We are staying at the Swan ?

    If you are arriving between now and March 31, please click here for more information.

    Hi Kristie!

    The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel is a beautiful hotel nestled within the Walt Disney World Resort property. Not only will you be able to take advantage of some of the same Disney Resort guest benefits (such as FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours), but you will have access to other benefits as well. Did you know that you will be able to utilize the Disney Watercraft Transportation that provides transportation to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on a Friendship Boat, in addition to complimentary Disney Bus Transportation? 

    While you won’t be able to use your MagicBands to charge purchases or get into your room, you will be able to link your theme park tickets to your My Disney Experience account, so that you will be able to enter the theme parks and be able to access your FastPass+ selections. 

    Have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Raquel, Texas

As a mom of two children 6 years apart in age, it takes some creative planning to give each child a memorable Disney experience. Adding in a sprinkle of surprise pixie dust makes each vacation special for everyone.
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