EPCOT Disney 100; new lights; stars; ball
  • On Apr 7, 2024
    Kelley from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Just want to verify. I’m staying off site, and purchasing several magic band plus watches, we can get into parks and special attractions but I can’t buy anything with them correct?

    Hi there, Kelley!

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney with your question! My family has quite the MagicBand+ collection. There are too many cute options!

    When we visit our Floridia-based family, we often stay at their house and make day trips to Walt Disney World Resort. I use my MagicBand+ to enter the theme parks and join Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane lines on these visits. However, I am unable to use my MagicBand+ for purchases when staying off-site because only Guests of Walt Disney World Resort Collection hotels can connect their MagicBand+ to a credit card at this time. Fortunately, many items can be purchased on the My Disney Experience app, such as mobile food orders and Disney Genie+. I also like to use Merchandise Mobile Checkout on the app when buying souvenirs at participating stores. It makes purchasing gifts a breeze!

    I hope the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival takes place during your visit! The Festival includes delicious dishes, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, and more! Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party might also occur while you are at Walt Disney World. We participated in the Party for the first time last year, and my kids had a blast! My older child loved watching villains appear during the Hocus Pocus Villian Spelltacular, while my little one was enthralled with Mickey's Boo-To-You Halloween Parade. Our entire family (including the grandparents!) dressed up as Disney Characters from one of our favorite Disney movies. It was great fun! Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for date announcements.

    Kelley, I am delighted that you contacted planDisney! We hope to see you real soon at Walt Disney World!

    You are the magic!
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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Nevada

Hello from Nevada! I'm Jen - a married mom, social worker, and lifetime collector of Disney experiences. Disneyland Resort has been my "home away from home" since I was a child, and Walt Disney World Resort has become one of my favorite vacations spots as an adult. Whether it's celebrating special occasions, dining with food allergies, or making use of digital tools, I love helping Guests maximize their time and fun while visiting Disney destinations!  Learn More About Jen

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