• On Apr 24, 2018
    Kathy from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are staying at a Disney World resort, but purchasing tickets through a third party....will we still be sent Magic Bands..or do you have to purchase tickets through Disney to get this feature?

    Hi Kathy,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. Just reading that you’re staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel gives me such magical feelings; between the resort amenities, amazing service, and Disney touches everywhere (be sure to hunt for hidden Mickeys in your room and all around the grounds of your hotel), being in the “Disney Bubble” is pure joy.

    As a MagicBand collector (and perhaps hoarder), I’m delighted to confirm that Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel receive MagicBands, whether they purchase their theme parks tickets through Disney or from another source. My military family purchases our tickets on base or at Shades of Green, and we receive MagicBands with every reservation. Using your resort reservation confirmation number, log in to My Disney Experience and you’ll see the link to start customizing your MagicBands by choosing a color and selecting the name to print inside each band.

    The MagicBands and Admissions Cards web guide answers all your MagicBand questions in a step-by-step manner. Once you have your tickets, be sure to follow the steps to link your tickets to your reservation in My Disney Experience; this enables you to use your MagicBand to enter the theme parks. 

    Kathy, did you know that Guests staying in Walt Disney World Resort hotels may begin making FastPass+ reservations 60 days from their check-in date? You must have tickets linked to your reservation in order to make those FastPass+ selections, so be sure to do that as soon as you have the tickets. Next stop: planning your pixie dusted days and selecting your favorite attractions. That's really when the magic begins!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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