• On Nov 4, 2018
    Vaishali from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We do not have magic bands for our 11/18-11/23 vacation since swan and soloing resort doesn’t participate in the magic bands program. The blue and pink bands that we want are only available at the stores in FL at this time. What can I do now?

    Hi Vaishali, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I just got back from a wonderful week at Walt Disney World, and let me tell you: you are in for the most magical time! The theme parks and resorts are being dressed in their seasonal best, the weather is gorgeous, and there are so many delicious holiday treats and experiences all over the resort. I’m so excited for you!

    Vaishali, you have no need to worry about not having a MagicBand! I saw many, many Guests this past week using their Admission Cards to enter the theme parks, tap FastPass+ tapstiles, and scan PhotoPass photos. That card is your theme park ticket and it works with the same technology as a MagicBand. You can even purchase cute lanyards to hold those cards while you're in the parks! Because you’re staying at the Walt Disney World Swan or Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, you’ll receive a separate card that will act as your room key. 

    If you do want to purchase MagicBands when you arrive (they are so convenient, and do make a great theme park accessory), you’ll be welcome to do so. A variety of MagicBand styles and colors are available at shops all around Walt Disney World, and the Cast Members in the shops can help you link your new MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account so you’ll be able to use them around the parks. 

    Vaishali, I hope that helps put your mind at ease! Please come back and see us if you have further questions as you count down the days – and enjoy the beauty, amenities, and fantastic location of your resort hotel next week.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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