Mom with infant
  • On Jul 28, 2022
    Tori from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does my 1 year old need a Magic Band? Will he/she need one to use for Lightning Lane reservations?

    Hiya Tori,

    It is great to have you here at planDisney. I love helping friends plan magical Walt Disney World Resorts with their little ones. We have been taking our boys to Disney World since they were babies, and while they may not remember a trip when they were a few months old, I sure do. I loved watching their eyes light up to all the colors, sounds, attraction and characters. One of my favorite memories was watching my 1 year old rub Mickey Mouse's nose while smiling from ear to ear. 

    Good news for parents who cannot keep shoes on their toddler's feet, much less a bracelet on their wrist. A MagicBand is not required by any guest. While they do provide Guests with numerous features (especially the new MagicBand+ that was just released) including theme park admission, Disney resort room access and the ability to charge to your room, Guests are not required to use them to enjoy their stay. Additionally, children under the age of three do not need a theme park admission ticket. And since I doubt your little one will need to open their resort room or be charging to the room, they would not have a need for a MagicBand. 

    On a side note, if you were not aware, there is a great Baby Care Center at each theme park. This is a great place to for nursing moms to sit and relax with their little one, to change a diaper or even escape the Florida sun for a few moments. I hope this helps make your trip even more magical. If I can answer any additional planning questions, please stop back and see me

    With pixie dust,
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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