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  • On Sep 29, 2023
    Lea from NE 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 are sailing on the Magic in November out of San Diego and ordered our DisneyBand + for our cruise and they noted we will only get a KTTW card for the member of our family not getting a band. So my question is will we not be getting Lanyards now?

    Ahoy Lea!

    Thanks for sailing by planDisney with a thoughtful question about accessing the magic on your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation. DisneyBand+ uses a brand-new technology on the ships for your cruise, and these fun personalized bands will make your vacation easier. It’s no trouble if one of your family members chooses not to purchase one; I’m happy to share what to expect for your whole party onboard.  

    Every Disney Cruise Line Guest will continue to receive a Key to the World Card. This access card is exclusively used for embarking or debarking the ship at ports of call, along with a photo identification. For security purposes, this is only method to scan your family on or off the ship at the beautiful destinations on your itinerary. You can use DisneyBand+ for embarking and debarking the Disney Magic on your first and last day of the cruise to the primary port terminal. For those in your party with a DisneyBand+, you can use that wearable tech and your physical Key to the World Card interchangeably throughout your vacation.

    Lanyards remain a great tradition onboard; every Castaway Club Member will continue to receive these and other special gifts in their stateroom (based on membership level as of that sailing) as a "thank you" for choosing to sail with Disney Cruise Line again. These gifts are not related to receiving a Key to the World Card as they are exclusive to repeat cruisers, but all Guests will receive that critical card for their sailing.

    Your new DisneyBand+ benefits include hands-free access to your stateroom and Youth Activities spaces, matching your professional photos to your account, plus folio charges at shops, Senses Spa, Shutters photography product purchases, adults-exclusive dining, and bars or lounges. As with the MagicBand+ used at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, you can customize the colored lights and haptics (vibrations) to your own preferences. Be sure to charge the band each night and have it connected to your Disney Cruise Line Navigator App prior to sailing away.

    I love the use of technology on our Disney vacations, Lea, and I know this new addition to the Disney Cruise Line experience will be fantastic! Remember that your DisneyBand+ is waterproof, so feel free to continue wearing it on deck as you splash in the pools or relax in the hot tubs. In the days after your cruise, maybe glancing at the soft tan line from your band as you ease back into reality will make you smile while remembering all the great times onboard.

    Please let our crew know if you have any further questions as you finalize these special plans – we love to help! 

    Wishing you a magical cruise, 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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