• On Feb 25, 2018
    Lesley from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Trying to decide if we should purchase Magic Bands. Can we link money or a debit card to a Magic Band even if we aren't staying on property? Not sure if we should buy Magic Bands (since we will stay off property) or save that money for souvenirs!

    Hi Lesley,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'll say at the start that I love MagicBands. I love the convenience of using MagicBand as a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room key. I love the convenience of charging shopping purchases and dining to my Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room. I love the ease of theme park entry and FastPass+ access. And, yes, I love the geek fashion aspect and Disney style showcase.

    Lesley, even if you are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, MagicBand could still be useful for theme park admission and FastPass+. For purchases you would need to connect your MagicBand to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel reservation.

    No matter what you decide, you are sure to have fun on your Walt Disney world vacation.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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I’m a tech-workin’, beach-livin’, empty-nestin’ husband and Dad who lives the Disney Lifestyle and loves helping you plan your own Disney magic.  Learn More About Jerry

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