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  • On Jan 18, 2023
    Rebecca may from West yorkshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we have a ticket only visit (not staying in a Disney hotel) can we still buy a magic band and use around the park. (I know we wouldn’t be able to charge payments to the band)

    Hi Rebecca May! It's great to have you stop by planDisney! I always love when I get a chance to speak with Guests from all across the world!

    Oh boy! Your trip will be here before you know it! Now is the perfect time to finalize your plans and start getting excited about the magical experiences that await! 

    Even though you will not be staying in a Disney Resorts Hotel during your stay, you can absolutely purchase and use a MagicBand during your visit! Once you link them to your account, there are a variety of ways to use them. You can use them for entry into the parks each day, to redeem Lightning Lane selections, and when taking photos with Disney PhotoPass Photographers. They are as simple as giving them a quick tap and you are on your way! 

    MagicBand+ is the latest version to be released. It still has all of the same functions as a regular MagicBand but includes interactive features that can be used around the parks. They will light up and vibrate when certain experiences are taking place, such as the nighttime spectaculars. You can use them to interact with the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection that can be found around each of the four parks. Simply wave your MagicBand+ in front of the statue to get a reaction or a short musical tune that goes with the character. My daughters had the best time on our recent trip finding each of these character statues and using their bands to interact!

    MagicBands can be purchased just about anywhere at the Walt Disney World Resort, including many of the stores inside the parks. World of Disney at Disney Springs will have the largest selection of MagicBands and MagicBand+ to choose from, including many special character designs. 

    Rebecca May, I hope you have a magical time during your visit! 

    See ya real soon!
    Greg
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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