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  • On Nov 13, 2019
    Susan from DE 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 off site, not on Disney property. Besides entrance to parks, fast passes, ect, how else can our magic bands be used?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Susan!

    Aren't MagicBands the niftiest accessories?  I have often said I wish I could have a MagicBand for my life outside the 'World.  It is so convenient to not need to dig through my pocket or purse to retrieve my park ticket.  I wish I could extend that magic at home to things like starting the car and unlocking my front door!

    As Guests who will be staying at a location other than a Disney Resort Hotel, you will be able to use your MagicBands, as you mentioned, to access your admission for entrance to the parks and FastPass+ reservations.  Your MagicBands will also be used to link your Disney PhotoPass photos to your My Disney Experience account.  When capturing photos with a Disney PhotoPass photographer, you can have them scan your ticket card or Memory Maker card instead, but wearing a MagicBand on your wrist is much more convenient.  At some attractions that offer on-ride photos, there is not a photo preview area to tap your band or card, so the only way to connect those photos and videos to your account is "automagically" through the MagicBand.

    Guests who are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel may use their MagicBands to unlock the door to their room, and MagicBands may also be used to charge dining or merchandise purchases to their room account.  Guests without a Disney Resort Hotel stay are unable to use MagicBands for charging privileges.

    I hope I have answered your question.  Please let us know if you have any additional questions as you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  We are always happy to help.  Enjoy your visit!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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