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  • On Dec 27, 2019
    Cindy from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If we are staying in an offsite hotel And purchased them through another company other than Disney do we get wrist bands to be able to put our theme tickets on?

    Hi ya Cindy! I am so excited to hear about your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World Resort. MagicBands are a great all-in-one device that also double as a cute accessory. When I visit, because of the small collection of MagicBands that I now have, I find myself matching them to my outfits! MagicBands are included when staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, however even if you aren’t staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, they are available for anyone to purchase. 

    On my most recent trip, I traveled with my husband, two kids, and extended family. We actually did all the parks together but stayed in separate hotels. My family stayed at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, in the Toy Story section which consisted of newly refurbished rooms and a fun Murphy bed my kids adored. My extended family did stay offsite and decided to go ahead and purchase their MagicBands before their arrival. 

    Once they found which MagicBand best suited their personalities, they were able to link their card admission to their MagicBands using the My Disney Experience Mobile App all before our arrival. (Pro-tip, be sure to bring both your card admission and purchased MagicBand with you on your visit, just in case.) I find that using a MagicBand is so much easier when traveling with my little ones because of how universal and convenient they are. Everything is right there on my wrist! You can also use your card admission and decide while you’re in the parks if you want to make the switch. There are so many shopping locations that sell MagicBands and with the use of the My Disney Experience Mobile App, make the transition from card to band simple!

    Thanks for stopping by and I cannot wait to help answer anymore questions you may have before your arrival date! 

    -Shantel

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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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