• On Jul 6, 2021
    Tabetha from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We purchased tickets but are not staying in a Disney Resort. If we purchase the arm bands for the kids from the Disney Website will they work inside the park? I see that it says they do not work for Park Entry but wanted to confirm the other.

    Hi Tabetha! 

    MagicBands have been a fun souvenir for my family for the past 7 or so years. We love choosing our new color or theme, and then wearing them throughout our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. We’ve even made fun vinyl decals for the plain colored bands in the past! 

    Good news! You can absolutely purchase MagicBands at shopDisney for your kids! And, depending on their age, you can actually remove the outer portion to make them a little smaller, for a better fit (I’m an adult with small wrists and prefer to do this to my MagicBands, too). Once you receive the MagicBands, you can link them to each child in your MyDisneyExperience, using the code printed on the back of the MagicBand. Please note that once a MagicBand is linked, it cannot be moved to a different person. You can also link your park tickets to each child, and then the MagicBands should work for park entry as well. 

    These MagicBands will also be linked to your MyDisneyExperience for PhotoPass photos that are taken in each of the 4 theme parks by the professional photographers. There are also 13 attractions that have photos inside them, and those photos will also “magically” appear! My favorite attraction photo is inside The Haunted Mansion. 

    Thanks for visiting planDisney to ask your question! Please come back with other questions you might have as you continue planning your February trip!

    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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