• On Oct 14, 2021
    Dave from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am traveling to Disney World with our family of 9. We are staying off property, but Im wondering if Magic Bands are worth purchasing for our young kids so we aren't having to use the cards for entry? Also for ease of use with the new Genie+ and LL?

    Hello, Dave and welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by with your question!

    There is nothing quite so enchanting as seeing the Magic of Walt Disney World through the eyes of the littlest Mouseketeers and I hope you have a wonderFUL vacation! Now, Dave when my kids were younger, I was constantly searching for ways to make our trips as easy and stress-free as possible. I found the MagicBands to be a great way for little ones to gain independence when going through the turnstiles at the parks and now for using Disney Genie+ and checking into the Lightning Lanes at your favorite attractions.

    Dave, while definitely convenient, these do come with a cost per MagicBand, so "worth it" is relative and different for each parent (and budget). Please keep in mind that any MagicBands that you purchase won't have charging capabilities as they would not be connected to a resort reservation.

    If you decide that MagicBands are the best course of action for your kids, please take a look at THIS question and answer from Ashley about connecting MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account.

    Dave, if you have any additional questions, please come on back to planDisney where we love to serve guests even more than the Fairy Godmother loves to turn mice into horses!

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