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  • On Apr 7, 2023
    Emma from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I purchased a vacation package to Disney World through Costco, we are staying at the Swan resort… which allows for early entrance and late hours. Do I need to buy magic bands for my family, or are they provided for us? Thanks in advance for your hel

    Hi Emma, welcome to planDisney!

    I just returned from a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation and answering your question today lets me relive a bit of the magic. My family also stayed at an EPCOT Resort Area Hotel and we fell in love with the location. With a stay at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, you'll be walking and/or boating distance to two theme parks: Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. You are also in close proximity to an incredible amount of dining options. I took advantage of the opportunity to make a reservation for my family at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney's Beach Club Resort. We thoroughly enjoyed our milkshakes and No Way José; I'm super glad calories don't count at Disney.

    Now that your vacation package is booked, it's important to link your vacation entitlements to your My Disney Experience account using the confirmation number provided by Costco. In addition to valid admission, all Guests over the age of three must have a theme park reservation for each park day and a method of entry (MagicBand, MagicBand+, Disney MagicMobile pass, or admission card) for theme park entry. Guests staying at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel are not eligible for the pre-arrival price on customized MagicBand+, but you are certainly welcome to purchase them on shopDisney or at a retail location on property. Something to keep in mind is that MagicBand+ must be linked to your My Disney Experience account, paired with your mobile device, and fully charged before use.

    Disney MagicMobile passes are super convenient and can be downloaded to eligible iPhones, Apple Watches, or Google Pay-enabled Android phones via the My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines at the bottom right of the home page --> Disney MagicMobile). My MagicBand+ was running out of power one day last week and I used my Disney MagicMobile pass park hop in the afternoon. I love a good backup plan!

    Complimentary admission cards can be obtained at Guest Relations or a theme park ticket window. My son's wrist got sweaty wearing his MagicBand+ so he requested an admission card. I brought along a retractable badge holder with a plastic sleeve and he was happy as the dwarf to maintain his independence tapping in at theme park entry and Lightning Lane entrances. We were also asked to tap in at attractions during Extended Evening Theme Park Hours.

    I hope this information helps you understand your options for tapping into the magic during your stay, Emma. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly with any other questions.

    Choose magic,
    Jennifer

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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