• On May 26, 2016
    Kathryn from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We plan to stay at Shades of Green & I am considering buying Magic bands to use at the gates, for photo pass & fast passes. If we don't plan to split up (kids are 4 & 6) can I just buy one or do we all need them?

    Hello Kathryn!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I hope you are having a magical week.

    While you don’t need to purchase MagicBands to use the Disney Photopass Service, Fastpass+, etc, it does make it a lot easier and then you don’t have to worry about mixing up park tickets or misplacing them. Each member in your party will need a MagicBand if you plan to link them to the Photopass, Fastpass+, etc as it it tied to the individual’s ticket. One MagicBand can be used for one person only, so the other’s in your party would either need their own or to use the traditional paper tickets. I’ve found it’s so much easier with the MagicBands personally and my kids love wearing them, especially when they can purchase the ones with fun designs.

    I hope this is helpful and please let me know if you need anything else as you plan your upcoming visit!

    See you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Emily, Colorado

I’m a wife and mom to three boys, ages 15, 10 and 6. My youngest is autistic so I love helping other special needs families plan Disney vacations and show them that they, too, can have a magical time together. In addition to being a total Disney fanatic, I am also a blogger who enjoys fashion, shopping and knitting. Learn More About Emily

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