• On Feb 21, 2021
    Rachel from IN 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’re staying off property for the first time on our upcoming trip. I’d still like to use a magic band. if I use one does everyone in my party need to use one as well? My kids never liked wearing them. I’d like it for the ease of payment in the parks.

    Hi there Rachel! It is my pleasure to welcome you to planDisney for the very first time! With your next Disney vacation right around the corner, you must be thrilled! It sounds like this is not your first trip, and you have experience navigating Walt Disney World and have even done so while wearing a MagicBand around your wrist. 

    MagicBands are excellent little pieces of technology that can do so much! With so many options to choose from, they can be equal parts fashion statement and key to your vacation! The band is linked to each person via your My Disney Experience account, and serves as proof of your Theme Park Ticket and Park Pass Reservation. You will also be able to use your band to link any family PhotoPass photos you take while on vacation! However, each member of your travel party does not have to wear a MagicBand. You may wear one yourself but have Admission Cards assigned to other members of your group that you can store for them. These can be obtained at any Will Call or Theme Park Ticket window on property and will allow each person to easily access their Park Ticket for Theme Park entry when needed.

    One other thing to mention is that you will not be able to use your MagicBand to make payments while on vacation if you are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. This is because any charges made when you are a Resort Guest are linked to your Resort Hotel bill. Have you considered purchasing Disney Gift Cards for use while in on vacation? This way you can plan your budget easily in advance and offer each member of the family the flexibility to choose those special items to take home!
    Rachel, I hope that this information is helpful to you as you continue making plans for next month’s trip! Do not hesitate to come see us again soon to discuss any other questions that you may have. It would be our pleasure to chat with you again!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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