Preschooler on Carousel
  • On Jun 17, 2019
    Littlebet from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi. Wanted to know do 2 year olds have to get a magic band? Also do parents have to purchase one?

    Hello Littlebet, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    MagicBands are wonderful devices that allow you to access your Theme Park admission, use your FastPass+ reservations, redeem Disney Dining Plan entitlements, charge purchases to your room, and even unlock your Walt Disney World Hotel room door!  MagicBands are so convenient, I have often said I wish I could have one for my life outside the 'World!

    Since children under three years of age do not need an admission ticket and will not need FastPass+ reservations (they may just enter the FastPass+ queue with you when you redeem your reservation), they also will not need to have a MagicBand.  That being said, I know sometimes toddlers like to be "big kids" like the rest of the family.  If you think your child will want to have a MagicBand you will find them for sale in many merchandise locations at Walt Disney World Resort and at  However, without a linked Theme Park ticket, the band will have no functional purpose at this point and will just be for "pretend".

    With a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel reservation, all Guests in the party will receive a complimentary MagicBand.  Guests without a Resort Hotel reservation may purchase MagicBands if they wish, or may use their ticket cards for admission and to enter FastPass+ queues.

    I hope that helps!  Please visit the Moms Panel again with any additional questions you may have.

    Enjoy your visit!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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