• On Jul 9, 2017
    Tanya from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Planning our Disney trip for this December. We are not staying at any of the Disney World Resorts. Once tickets are purchased, can a MagicBand be purchased? Do you have to stay at the resort to get MagicBand?

    Hi Tanya!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Even if you are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, I still find MagicBands to be incredibly useful for entering the parks, your FastPass+ reservations and for Disney's PhotoPass Service!

    For Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, a MagicBand is included with their reservation. I'm delighted to let you know that Guests staying off property still have the ability to purchase a band as well! You can either purchase one before your arrival on the Disney Store website or you can wait until your vacation and pick one up at a variety of locations on property.

    You will then want to link your MagicBand to your My Disney Experience account. Once this has been done, your MagicBand will now connect to your tickets and FastPass+ reservations. Once you begin taking photos during your vacation, have the Disney PhotoPass photographer scan your band and they'll automatically populate in your My Disney Experience account as well.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions before your trip!

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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