• On May 1, 2018
    Justine from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What is the purpose of a magicband when staying off property? Visiting MK, DAK & HS in October - have dinner reservations for Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

    Hi Justine!

    MagicBands are a great way to make your vacation easier and more convenient. Guests using a MagicBand, even day Guests to Walt Disney World Resort, can use their MagicBand to access their theme park tickets, FastPass+ reservations and Memory Maker account. Simply touch your MagicBand to the Mickey touch points and you are on your way!

    If you do not purchase MagicBands for your trip, you will receive admission cards that will allow you access to your theme park tickets and FastPass+ reservations. When my family travels with admission cards, either my husband or I carry all of the cards for our little ones. One major advantage to MagicBands is that everyone wears his or her own MagicBand and scans for themselves. Even my little ones can wear their own MagicBands and touch them to the touch points. It makes it so much easier that we don't have to retrieve admission cards throughout the day as we redeem FastPass+ reservations!

    MagicBands will automatically receive photos and exclusive videos at select attractions when you simply wear your MagicBand while riding and Disney PhotoPass photographers will scan your MagicBand when taking your pictures. If not using MagicBands, Disney PhotoPass photographers will load your pictures to a Disney PhotoPass card or your admission card, which you can also use to retrieve attraction photos manually. You can link your Disney PhotoPass cards to your Memory Maker account to retrieve the pictures captured during your vacation.

    If you decide to purchase MagicBands, be sure to take a look at some of the awesome graphic MagicBand options available for purchase online or at shops throughout Walt Disney World Resort! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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