• On Mar 1, 2017
    Wanda from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, we'll be at WDW in April 2017 but staying at one of the 7 Disney Hotels at Disney Springs. In regards to the MagicBands, can we get those or do we have to get the card?

    Hi, Wanda!

    The Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are in a super location. You are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from all the fun of Disney Springs! With all the new updates to the area, you will certainly have plenty to keep you busy.

    While you will not receive complimentary MagicBands, you are certainly welcome to purchase your own bands and link them to your My Disney Experience account. The bands would then be linked to your theme park tickets and FastPass+. You will not be able to charge with it nor will it serve as your room key as it would for guests staying at a Disney resort hotel.

    If you want to purchase MagicBands prior to your arrival so they are linked and ready to go, you can purchase them online at the Disney Store. They are also available for purchase throughout the theme parks in almost any gift shop if you decide to purchase one after your vacation starts.

    You do not need to get MagicBands. Your theme park ticket will serve the exact same purpose, allowing your entrance into the theme parks and also used for FastPass+ use. (Do not forget to book your FastPass+ selections 30 days in advance!)

    Enjoy your stay near Disney Springs. If you plan to use their bus system, make sure you familiarize yourself with the bus schedules and pick-up/drop-off locations. Have a great time!

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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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