• On May 29, 2018
    Miranda from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    While reading about the Magic Bands, I came across this statement and wanted to know more about the special surprises, "it can add a touch of magic to your vacation by unlocking special surprises, personalized just for you ..."

    Hi Miranda,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    As a technology geek, I think MagicBands are simply very cool. To me, the whole idea of how we use everyday technologies to do everyday things like unlock our Walt Disney World Resort hotel room door with a tap of our MagicBand is fascinatingly awesome. So I think it's great that you've been checking out MagicBands and how they can make your experience as a Guest more convenient and more fun.

    Yes there's "magic" in the MagicBand, and there's also a bit of technology tossed in as well. The Radio Frequency (RF) technology in the MagicBand enables things to happen up close when you tap it to touch something. You tap it to touch your Resort hotel room door to unlock the door. You tap it to touch a point-of-entry to enter the theme park. You tap it to touch a point-of-purchase device to pay for food or merchandise. You tap it to touch the mobile device that a Disney PhotoPass photographer carries. The MagicBand also enables things to happen a bit farther away. The reason you get to see your ride attraction photo from your chilly Frozen Ever After plunge on your My Disney Experience app is because of your MagicBand.

    Now, you ask a very great question about the special surprises a MagicBand can unlock. But, Miranda, the whole idea of a possible personalized surprise is not to spoil it. Let's just say you might encounter some personal interactions such as a friendly hello or goodbye as you enjoy some of the attractions in the theme parks. Look for the magic, Miranda, it can surprise and delight.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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