• On Oct 8, 2018
    Casey from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My party doesn’t want to spend the money on buying magic bands. We are not staying at a resort. How do we obtain fast pass cards? Do the cards only serve the purpose of fast passes?

    Hi Casey,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'll say at the outset that I love the fashionable and functional MagicBand, even though my personal go-to MagicBand style is a Mickey Mouse MagicKeepers Lanyard Medal.

    You mention that you're not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, and that means that many of the added features and benefits of a MagicBand such as unlocking your hotel room door and charging shopping and dining purchases to your hotel room account would not be as useful to you. Were you to purchase a MagicBand, it could be used for theme park admission and FastPass+ admission when you link your theme park tickets to your MagicBand.

    You'll still get to enjoy all the features of FastPass+. In your case, when you purchase your theme park tickets online, you link them to your Disney account, and that will give you the ability to make your FastPass+ selections. When you arrive at the theme park, simply visit a Guest Relations Window to receive a physical card, and that card will serve as your admission ticket and also serve as your FastPass+ card.

    Casey, here's wishing you a wonderful Walt Disney World vacation.

    Enjoy your Disney!


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The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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