Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Feb 12, 2016
    Tracey from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi there, we usually do not buy our park passes until we arrive at our hotel. Will we still receive magic bands or can we do fast passes the old fashioned way, at the parks and receive the little fast pass tickets?

    Hi, Tracey!

    Regardless of whether or not you purchase tickets, you will receive MagicBands when staying at a Disney Resort as these will serve as your room key.  You can personalize  your family's MagicBands on your My Disney Experience account.  These will be shipped directly to your home a few weeks prior to your vacation as long as you confirm your delivery address on your account.

    Legacy (paper) FastPasses are all just a memory at Walt Disney World (that's progress for you!)  If you do not plan to purchase your park tickets until you arrive in WDW, you will not be able to make your FastPass+ selections until then.  Once your tickets are purchased, selections can be made on your My Disney Experience account, or a kiosk in any of the parks.  This is fine to do upon arrival, but your FastPass+ options may be limited if you wait. 

    To save time when you arrive at WDW, and to get the best times and a better chance at your first choice for attractions, I suggest buying your tickets ahead of time. It is easy to do at, and the tickets can be linked directly to your My Disney Experience account. Then, when you are 60 days out from your vacation, you can book all of your FastPass+ experiences. 

    At first it seems like a lot of work, but with a bit of planning, you will see this really saves time at the parks.  Your days will be planned out, no running around for FastPasses, and you can just enjoy all the magic of Walt Disney World!

    Wishing you a magical vacation in Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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