Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 29, 2015
    Amanda from RI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am not staying on Disney property and I know that I could purchase magic bands. Is it worth it?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Amanda!

    I can answer your question in one word: YES! I love the convenience MagicBands offer when touring the theme parks, plus they are a great way for me to show off my Disney Side.

    With My Disney Experience, I can link my theme park tickets to my account and schedule my FastPass+ selections before I even arrive on my vacation. Once I arrive, I do not need to worry about keeping up with my tickets. I just touch my active MagicBand to the Mickey touch points to gain entry to theme parks or FastPass+ experiences. In addition, I can also "collect" my Disney PhotoPass Service photos and videos right on my MagicBand. So I can focus on spending time making magical memories with my family and not worrying about which pocket has my ticket or PhotoPass card. 

    To show off my Disney Side, I recently purchased a retail Sorcerer Mickey MagicBand. You can find limited release retail items at select Walt Disney World Resort merchandise locations. If you want a solid color MagicBand or a few accessories before you arrive, take a look at the Disney Parks online store. I am sure you will find a few favorites!

    Thanks for visiting us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let us know if you other planning questions! I hope you enjoy the convenience of the MagicBand as much as I do.

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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