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  • On Sep 14, 2013
    Rocio Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, planning our nex trip oct 22-30, very excited about, we have the option betwen magibands and card, what is the diferences? if i choose magic bands what is the purpose of the long range frecuency? wich one do I pick, the best option? thenk

    Hi, Rocio!

    Great questions!

    At this point, Walt Disney World Guests who are selected to test MyMagic+ have the choice of suing a MagicBand or a card, and your choice really just comes down to personal preference. If you like the ease of having a MagicBand right there on your wrist (no fumbling in a wallet, purse or lanyard for a card), then I would choose this option.

    According to a Frequently Asked Question regarding My Disney Experience and FR technology,  "Each MagicBand contains an HF Radio Frequency device and a transmitter which sends and receives RF signals through a small antenna inside the MagicBand and enables it to be detected at short-range touch points throughout Walt Disney World Resort. MagicBands can also be read by long-range readers located at Walt Disney World Resort used to deliver personalized experiences, as well as provide information that helps us improve the overall experience in our parks.

    If you prefer, you may elect to use a card instead of a MagicBand. Cards contain a passive HF Radio Frequency chip and cannot be detected by the long-range readers."

    Personal preference will have to be your deciding factor, Rocio; however, those MagicBands are so cool! (can you tell I love technology...and toys?)

    Happy planning! Be sure to send more questions as you think of them, too; we love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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