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  • On Jul 8, 2019
    Afsheen from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi I plan my Disney vacations for August 2019. I am I am not staying in a Disney resort , can I still purchase magic band for my kids . Can I also avail the Fast pass plus option as only 36 days left for my trip

    Hi Afsheen!

    Your trip is coming up fast!  We always visit in August as it's the birthday month for both of my kids. 

    Even though you will not be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you are more than welcome to purchase MagicBands for you and your family.  You will be able to use them as your park ticket as well as entry to the FastPass+ queues.  It's quite convenient having the technology on your wrist instead of pulling out physical cards each time you enter a park or a FastPass+ queue.

    There are so many options of MagicBands to choose from!  You'll find a wide selection of designs at each of the four main parks, the two Disney water parks, Disney Springs, and Resort hotel gift shops.  You can also purchase MagicBands at home from Disney Shopping to be shipped to you prior to your arrival so you're all linked and ready to go for your Walt Disney World vacation. 

    Guests not staying at a Disney World Resort hotel can make FastPass+ reservations up to 30 days in advance, so you have just under a week left until you can start making those plans.  

    A handy tool while on vacation at Walt Disney World is the My Disney Experience mobile app.  Download it before you leave home and play around with it to get familiar.  You can make, view and modify your FastPass+ plans as well as dining reservations, check attraction wait times and view menus from all of the restaurants across Walt Disney World.  It's pretty cool to have all of this at your fingertips!

    Please stop back by if you have any additional vacation planning questions.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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