MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Oct 17, 2023
    Jennie from RI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello can we still get a wristband if we are not staying at the resort and just visiting the park


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Yes, Disney MagicBand+ bands are not just for Disney Resort Hotel guests! Any Disney park guest will find the interactive features and conveniences to be a nice plus to a day in the parks! 

    If you want to wait until you get to the parks to purchase a band, you certainly are welcome to do so. However, I think that the selection from the store is pretty good. I always recommend to friends that they get them ahead of time so that they can go into their My Disney Experience account to make sure they are paired correctly with each guest. Also, the bands can sometimes require a quick software update. While none of the updates have been particularly large, I still would rather not have that be the first thing I have to do when getting my theme park day started. 

    I have truly enjoyed my MagicBand+ band on my recent trips. Even something as simple as how it lights up with colors themed to a particular attraction brings a smile to my face. Think red, white, and blue flashing lights for the colors of the French flag after riding through the streets of Paris on Remy's Ratatouille Adventure. The more involved activities, like the Batuu Bounty Hunters quest in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, really show how the bands can elevate your theme park experience.

    If you have any issues with your MagicBand+ bands while in the parks, just find one of the blue “Guest Experience Team” umbrellas located throughout each park. These folks solved my MagicBand pairing issue in minutes, and I was back to my rides in a snap!

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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