• On Oct 5, 2016
    Susan from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I had read somewhere that Magic Bands can "unlock" little experiences? (not just the fastpass, credit card, room key stuff) If so, what are they and where are they in the Magic Kingdom?

    Greetings, Susan, welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with this excellent question regarding Disney's MagicBands.

    MagicBands use Radio Frequency technology which is widely used in our world for such things as credit cards, fitness bands, keyless car entry and many more items. This technology has been used at the Disney Parks for many years to operate ride and parade float systems, costuming services, laundry and now the amazing MagicBand system.

    As you stated, MagicBands allow:
    1) Entry into a Disney Resort hotel Guest room.
    2) Access to Disney Theme and Water Parks.
    3) Check-in to FastPass+ entrances.
    4) The connection of Disney PhotoPass images to your account.
    5) Charging privileges of food and merchandise during your Disney Resort hotel stay.

    Now, let's touch upon how MagicBands also unlock special surprises, personalized just for you throughout Walt Disney World Resort, namely Magic Kingdom Park, as you requested Susan.

    Speaking of my personal experiences with these special surprises at Magic Kingdom Park, please remember that as experiences are constantly evolving at the Disney Parks, these special surprises are always subject to change. When at Magic Kingdom Park recently, and without spoiling your surprise entirely, I will prompt you as to where to pay particular attention at specific attractions.
    1) At the Haunted Mansion be on the lookout at the end during the 'Hitchhiking Ghosts' segment.
    2) 'it's a small world'-don't forget to say 'farewell' and look closely at the screens as you near the exit.
    3) Space Mountain had little sayings on the TV screens as you ascend the moving walkway.

    It's all great fun to observe how Disney incorporates evolving technology to afford Guests such personalized experiences during their visits.

    Best Disney Wishes with your Special Surprises!
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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello there, I'm Jacqueline from Ontario! I am passionate about Walt Disney World Resort. Each of our Disney Parks vacations have been unique and memorable, bonding our family in ways like no other vacation. Disney vacations quickly became an annual tradition, and we always look forward to our next Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line vacation! I would be so happy and honored to help you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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