• On Jul 21, 2021
    Marlene from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I will be visiting Walt Disney world with my family in 2 weeks. Is it necessary to purchase a Magic Band?

    Hi Marlene! Welcome to planDisney!

    Can you believe that you will be exploring the theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort in just a few days?! It is a great time to visit with the return of so many favorites like the Happily Ever After nighttime spectacular and the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. I'm so excited for you!

    MagicBands are my favorite Disney fashion accessory so I am always happy to have one! They also offer a lot of conveniences, especially when staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. However, there are other ways to get around the Most Magical Place on Earth without a MagicBand! You can use an admission ticket (card) or Disney MagicMobile Service on your phone to enter the theme parks and capture PhotoPass photos. And if you are staying on property, you can use the My Disney Experience mobile app to unlock your room's door or request a Key to the World card at the Front Desk to use instead. There are so many options!

    If a MagicBand catches your eye in the theme parks, you are welcome to purchase it and link it to your My Disney Experience account for immediate use. But no worries if you decide that MagicBands aren't for you!

    I hope this helps, Marlene! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

thumbnail image for Tabitha

Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
Learn More About Tabitha

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for The best digital tools for Walt Disney World Resort vacations!

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.