• On Aug 23, 2018
    Jennifer from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If i purchase tickets and get them electronically, and set up fast passes, how do I go about getting the 'magic band' card (we are staying off site, so we aren't getting magic bands)? Or do i just show the app in the parks to check in?

    Hi Jennifer,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It sounds as if you are doing some fantastic planning for your upcoming trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I suggest that you order MagicBands online via Shop Disney Parks. Once your MagicBands arrive, you will need to link them to your My Disney Experience Account. We love MagicBands and cannot imagine life in the parks and resorts without them. Without a MagicBand, you should receive admission cards once you purchase your tickets. To access Fast Pass+ attractions, you will also use your MagicBand or admission card.

    We also use our MagicBands at PhotoPass locations when we take pictures. Once you take a photo, the PhotoPass photographer can scan your MagicBand or PhotoPass card to link that photo to your My Disney Experience Account. As you continue to plan, I suggest that you also consider Memory Maker. With it, you will get access to all of your digital photos, including ride photos and videos, taken with Disney PhotoPass photographers. When we have used it, we have taken 100-200 pictures, so the investment was well worth it!

    Jennifer, one additional tip - make sure you have linked everyone traveling with you in your My Family & Friends List in My Disney Experience. If you are managing plans for everyone (including making Fast Pass+ selections), then everyone needs to be linked. Sending you lots of pixie dust as you plan!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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