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  • 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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