• On Apr 11, 2018
    Jessica from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We used the Military Discount to purchase our tickets. Does this include Magic Bands or will we need to purchase those separately?

    Hi Jessica!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm an Air Force wife who could not be more thankful for Disney showing their gratitude to service members by offering the wonderful U.S. Military Promotional Tickets. Did you know that there are Disney Resort Hotel room discounts extended to us as well? They are usually anywhere from 25 to 40 percent off, depending on the time of year and the resort hotel. Another 'Military Mickey Mom' tip, Memory Maker even has a special military discount too!

    MagicBands are included in the price of a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel stay, as these colorful pieces of wearable tech also serve as room keys. If you're currently booked to stay even one night in a Disney Resort Hotel, you'll be able to customize your bands in your My Disney Experience Account up until about a month before you check-in to your hotel.

    All guests, no matter where they are staying, are able to link a purchased MagicBand to their My Disney Experience Profile. MagicBands can be purchased in advance of your vacation, but I would suggest waiting until you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort as there are so many 'Park Exclusive' designs that can be found in shops all over, including Disney Springs. There is even a store where you can customize a design! Once linked, your MagicBand will serve as your park ticket, FastPass+ holder, and PhotoPass scanner.

    We'll See You Real Soon, Jessica!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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