• On Feb 23, 2021
    Jessica from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Should I order a magicband?

    Hi Jessica,

    We are delighted to see you stopping by planDisney! 

    My entire family would shout YES, you should order a MagicBand! As the voice of reason, however, I shall say that you do not have to order a MagicBand. We love MagicBands because they make park entry super easy, they function as our room key to our Walt Disney World Resort hotel, and we can use them to scan with Disney PhotoPass photographers to ensure that all of our photos are linked to our My Disney Experience account. Even though we are always on a budget, I must admit that I just ordered Marvel MagicBands for us!

    As you consider your options, know that you can order MagicBands in a range of prices. So, pick some cute ones that fit your budget. If you choose not to order MagicBands, be sure to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App. You can use the mobile app to unlock your resort hotel room door and you can use your admission card or PhotoPass card to scan with Disney PhotoPass photographers.

    If you have an upcoming Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation, go into My Disney Experience, click on My MagicBands and Cards. From there, you should be able to check the status of your MagicBands or order new ones. I suggest that you scroll through your options, including the options through shopDisney. On our last trip, we ordered matching family MagicBands but, most often we each order a different MagicBand.

    Jessica, I hope this helps! Remember to review the operational updates prior to your visit! In the meantime, check your super-suit style and get ready for your next Incredible Disney Day!

    Magic and memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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