• On Mar 6, 2018
    Suzanne 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 travelling to WDW from Canada in 2019. Can you tell me what is a magic band, do I need one ? Also, when purchasing fast passes, do you need one for each person and do you need to book a slot for each ride ? thanks

    Hi Suzanne, 

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your fantastic questions.  I am glad to see you are researching well before your visit to Walt Disney World Resort in 2019, it will make planning a breeze!

    MagicBands are a wristband that works together with your My Disney Experience Account and the choices you have made for your vacation, including your Advanced Dining Reservations, FastPass+ Selections and Disney Memory Maker.  It also acts as your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Room key and Theme Park Ticket.  Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel will receive MagicBands to enjoy throughout their vacation.  Guests staying offsite can purchase MagicBands at retail shops throughout Walt Disney World Resort if they choose.  

    FastPass+ is a reservation system for guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort that allows you to choose three attractions per day in advance.  This service is included with all Theme Park Tickets at no additional cost.  When booking your FastPass+ Selections, everyone in your party who wishes to enjoy the attraction will need a Fast Pass+ Selection.  When booking in My Disney Experience, you will be given the choice of a return time.  The return time window is an hour in length, and the system will only allow guests to book one FastPass+ Selection per hour.  Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels are able to book FastPass+ Selections 60 days in advance, while guests staying offsite can book 30 days in advance.  

    I hope that helps, Suzanne.  Please let us know if you have any other questions, we are always happy to help.  

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I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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