Mom and child riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • On Oct 17, 2018
    Wesley from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are not staying at a Disney property on our upcoming trip to FL. Do I still need to buy magic bands?

    Hi Wesley!

    MagicBands are such a convenient and stylish way to enjoy a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  I love purchasing MagicBands with special designs on them so that I can have different ones to match all of my outfits!

    That being said, MagicBands are not necessary to enjoy a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  When you purchase your ticket, you will receive an admission card either at the time of purchase or when you arrive at the park (depending on how you choose to purchase your ticket) that you can use like a MagicBand when it comes to entering the parks, checking in for your FastPass+ selections, and connecting Disney PhotoPass Photos to your My Disney Experience account.  Just remember, MagicBands will add a few extra pixie-dusted surprises to your visit!

    Also, if you have active MagicBands from previous visits, you can reuse them on your upcoming trip!  If you would like to purchase new MagicBands, you can do so at various locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort and online at!  Just don't forget that you will need to link any purchased MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account before you will be able to use them!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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