• On Mar 28, 2017
    Jennifer from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have never been to WDW and I am really trying to figure out about park tickets versus magic bands. We are staying off site of Disney so I don't know if that makes a difference with magic bands. How soon should I order the tickets or bands?

    Hi Jennifer,

    Glad you stopped by today to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. Let me try to guide you so you can be ready to experience how The Magic is Endless at Walt Disney World Resort.

    MagicBands are the best invention since sliced bread. They can carry your Theme Park Tickets, your FastPass+ reservations, your pictures and videos captured by the Disney PhotoPass Service photographers and can do even more as part of the Benefits for Disney Resort Hotel Guests.

    Because you are staying off-site, you should purchase your Tickets at least 30 days before arrival, since that is when you can reserve FastPass+. You can also purchase MagicBands at the Disney Store, or with the Shop Disney Parks mobile app and then Link them to your Tickets.

    One last tip: you can make dining reservations up to 180 days in advance at the Walt Disney World restaurants and reservations page. A character meal like Chef Mickey's, is a fun way to enjoy some delicious food while having fun with your favorite friends. See you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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