Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 3, 2015
    Amy from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello Moms panel! My family of four will be traveling to Disney World 3/8/15!! We are so excited! We are staying in an off-site hotel. Can we still get and use the magic bands? Will they work for fastpass and photos? Thank you!

    Hi Amy,

    Your excitement sure is contagious! I am thrilled that you and your family will be on your way to Walt Disney World Resort in just a few more "sleeps!"

    I love the convenience of using a MagicBand throughout the parks and I have good news for you! You will be able to purchase and link MagicBands to your Park Tickets and Memory Maker purchases via your My Disney Experience account to use for park entrance, check-in at FastPass+ entrances, and Memory Maker even if you are not staying in a Disney Resort hotel.

    It's probably too close to your trip to order your MagicBands online, but you can pick them up in virtually any merchandise location throughout the parks and Downtown Disney. Once you purchase your MagicBands, simply link them to each member of your party in your MyDisneyExperience account or ask a Cast Member at Guest Relations to assist you and you'll be all set.  

    Because you are not staying in a Disney Resort hotel, the one thing you won't be able to do with your MagicBand is make purchases, so don't forget your wallet! I also suggest bringing the hard copies of your tickets and Memory Maker card on your first day in the parks just in case there are any issues with linking your MagicBands and you need a backup.

    Wishing you a magical vacation, Amy. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Andrea U.

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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