• On Oct 3, 2014
    Kim from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! We plan on staying at a Disney resort but I will purchase my tickets separately myself (they're cheaper). Does that mean we don't get magic bands? Will we need to purchase them if we want them?

    Hi Kim!
    Welcome Back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  We are so thrilled you are finding our advice helpful when planning your magical vacation.   Please stop by anytime with additional questions.

    Kim, any Guest listed on a Disney Resort hotel reservation will be given a complimentary MagicBand for use no matter if they purchased a package including tickets, or just a room-only stay.    Once your hotel reservation is booked and linked to your My Disney Experience account you will see an option to customize a MagicBand for each member of your party.   You will be able to choose from seven fun colors, and even add a name or initials to the inside of each MagicBand.  

    Kim, when you have your tickets purchased be sure to link them to your My Disney Experience account as well.  Once they are linked you will be able to make Disney FastPass+ selections  60 days before your trip begins.  Your tickets will also be seamlessly linked to your MagicBands making it so simple to tap to enter theme parks, and Disney FastPass+ queues.    

    Enjoy your trip planning!  We're always ready to help if any questions arise.

    Have a Disney Day,

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Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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