• On Jan 27, 2015
    Lauren from Norfolk 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 offsite.  Can we get magic bands or if not how do tickets/fastpass work?

    Hi Lauren,

    Thanks for coming to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You can purchase solid color MagicBands from the Disney Store that can be delivered to you before your trip. Or, if you can wait until you get to Walt Disney World Resort, park exclusive retail MagicBands can be purchased from any of the parks, the resort hotel shops or Downtown Disney with graphics to show off your Disney Side. Watch the Disney Parks Blog for new retail MagicBand releases so you can get an idea of what may be available during your trip. I am hoping to get my hands on the Tinker Bell MagicBand! Once you receive them, you can link your MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account and assign them to each member of your family through the My Disney Experience website or the mobile app.

    If you are not interested in purchasing MagicBands for your trip, you can use cards for your tickets and FastPass+ reservations that can be used at the same touch points as MagicBands. Our family chose this option for our trip this year and we were all successfully able to navigate the parks. However, after trying out the MagicBands this winter, I found that it is really nice to not have to pass out cards for every FastPass+ experience and Memory Maker photo. MagicBands put everything right at your wrist!

    Have a magical day!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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