• On Jun 11, 2019
    Susan from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Once you have your magic band for a child, added it to our guest list on My Disney Experience, assigned a ticket can she just tab her band and enter with us? Does she need a fingerprint like we her grandparents had to supply. She is our granddaughter.

    Hi, Susan! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Depending on your granddaughter’s age and whether or not she’s used the MagicBand to enter a Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park before, she may or may not need to scan her own finger to enter. If a parent or guardian has previously provided the scan, simply let a Cast Member at the entrance know. This will take a little extra time, but in addition to the biometric scan, there is a digital photo associated with each Guest when they enter a Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park or Water Park. Children three years of age or older may provide their own scan, but whether or not they do so is up to their parent or guardian.

    My daughter received her first MagicBand when she turned four, and she loved feeling “grown up” as she got to scan her own finger. We ran into some glitches when she was younger as we struggled to remember which finger she used for the Ticket Tag system, but a Coordinator at the entrance point was always able to pull up her photo and identify that she was indeed the child to whom the ticket had been assigned. It just took a few extra minutes at the entrance, but we were good to go after that. Just give yourselves some additional time to get your granddaughter checked in and you’ll be enjoying your first attraction together in no time.

    My grandparents were the ones who took me to Walt Disney World Resort for the first time when I was a little girl, and I still look back fondly on the memories I made with them then. I hope you and your granddaughter are able to share similar magical moments.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions, Susan! We’ll see you real soon.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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