• On Jan 30, 2018
    Nicole from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, We are staying off site for our upcoming trip to Disney. Do we need to purchase magic bands or will we be given them when we reach the park entrance?

    Hey Nicole!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thank you for sending us your fantastic question about MagicBands. Congratulations on your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation. I hope you will continue to visit us with your great vacation planning questions.

    Nicole, you will not be given MagicBands when you enter a Walt Disney World Resort theme park. Guests who stay at a Disney Resort hotel or who are Walt Disney World Resort annual passholders receive MagicBands automatically. However, if you would like to use MagicBands in order to simplify your vacation, you may purchase one online in advance of your vacation or in person at any Walt Disney World Resort hotel or theme park.

    A Cast Member can easily help you link your MagicBand to your My Disney Experience account or you can link it yourself in the My Disney Experience mobile app. Doing so will automatically link your Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket and any FastPass+ entitlements to your MagicBand — getting you to the fun, faster! Your MagicBands can also be used to connect any Disney PhotoPass photos and videos you capture to your Disney account.

    If you do not wish to purchase a MagicBand, no problem! You will be given an admission card at the theme park entrance. This admission card can be linked to your account to be used at FastPass+ queues and it can also be scanned when you capture Disney PhotoPass photos and videos.

    Nicole, if you need any further clarification, please visit the Moms Panel again. We are all EARS!

    With a Sprinkling of Pixie Dust,

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Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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