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

    We have 7 persons coming to Disney and staying at the Dolphin. Should we still try to get magic bands. We will arrive June the 7 for four nights. We also want to know if we should buy tickets for each park or should we use park hopper passes?

    I bet you're going to love your stay at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Terence. Have you visited there before? The location offers convenient access to Disney's BoardWalk and all the dining options available there.

    You're wondering about MagicBands. Whether or not you should get some is really a matter of preference. Using one does offer a Guest of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel the ability to quickly tap and connect Disney PhotoPass images to his or her My Disney Experience account. You could also link your valid theme park tickets and gain park entrance with the tap of your band (a theme park reservation is also required). Unfortunately, though, the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel doesn't participate in the MagicBand program and so you wouldn't be able to use it to unlock your resort room or charge purchases to your resort room account. Now that you're equipped with that information, I hope your decision on whether or not to purchase MagicBands is made a little easier.

    Moving on to the second part of your question, let's consider the Park Hopper Option, shall we? When you buy a theme park ticket, it (together with a theme park reservation) affords you the opportunity to visit a single theme park each day, for the length of the ticket validity. For example, if you bought a three-day ticket, you could visit Magic Kingdom on the first day, Epcot on the second day and Disney's Hollywood Studios on the third day. By adding the Park Hopper Option, you gain the ability to "hop" from the first park to a second park on the same day. Given the current health and safety measures, it's important to note that Guests must first visit the theme park where he or she holds a theme park reservation before "hopping" to a different park after 2pm. Also, the ability to hop to a second park is dependent upon capacity availability at the second park.

    I hope this helps, Terence. If we can offer any other tips or suggestions, definitely stop back by planDisney and ask away! 
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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