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  • On Mar 30, 2021
    Mackie from CA Asked

    Do we need a wristband or a card to ride attractions once we are in Epcot and/or the Magic Kingdom? I have printed out my receipt and my reservations to enter the parks on Sunday and Monday. I don't know what else I need. How do I get an entry ticket?

    Hiya Mackie!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation begins very soon and I am smiling EAR to EAR for you! You’re going to love the magic and wonder of Magic Kingdom Park as it brings our favorite stories to life through awesome attractions. EPCOT is my very favorite park and I can’t wait for you to enjoy gliding through the sky on Soarin’ Around the World and enjoy the delectable delights from the Outdoor Kitchens at Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. One thing I’m sure to do is to get to the parks as early as possible. You’ll find the weather is cooler in the mornings and the crowds are a bit lighter. 

    Mackie, to enter the theme parks, you’ll need to provide either your physical Theme Park ticket from the Will Call windows, or if you have an iPhone or an Apple Watch, you can use the digital pass called Disney MagicMobile on your My Disney Experience Mobile app! This is a contactless way to enter the parks and you’ll find a great video here to show you how to set it up and how it works! If you’d rather go the traditional route, you can pick up your Theme Park tickets at the Will Call windows located at each Theme Park, as well as at the Guest Relations located at Disney Springs. If you have a MagicBand from a previous trip, that can also work as your Theme Park ticket.

    Due to the current phased reopening, the FastPass+ service has been paused and because of this, you do not need a MagicBand or your theme park ticket to board an attraction. However, if you’re participating in services like the Rider Switch Service or Disability Access Service (DAS) in which case the Cast Member would set up a return time for you using your theme park ticket or MagicBand, you would need to have your ticket out when you are ready to return to the attraction queue. 

    The Rider Switch Service is for families with Guests who cannot or do not wish to board an attraction. This feature allows one adult to wait with the non-rider while the rest of the party enjoys the attraction. When the riders return to their party, the waiting adult can board the attraction through the expedited queue without having to wait in the regular queue. The Disability Access Service helps Guests who may be unable to wait in a traditional queue environment, allowing them a return time for an attraction. If you’re interested in setting up a DAS pass for anyone in your party, simply go to Guest Relations upon entering your first Theme Park and a Cast Member will be able to set it up for you. 

I hope you have an enchanting time, Mackie!

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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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