Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 8, 2015
    Pamela from PA Asked

    Should you buy the Disney Bands to make things easier, as they are not given because we are staying off property?

    Hi Pamela! Thanks for coming back to see us again at the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Between my Walt Disney World Resort hotel stays and my Seasonal Passes, I have quite a collection of MagicBands, and I think they're lots of fun. You can choose your color, personalize them with MagicBandIts or MagicSliders featuring your favorite characters or cool designs, or just coordinate with that Mickey shirt you love to wear when visiting Walt Disney World.

    While MagicBands are fun and convenient, they are optional. You can always just use your Admission Card for entry to the parks and for using your FastPass+ selections. Since you're staying off-site, you won't be able to link to a credit card for purchases, and you won't need it for opening a hotel room door, so whether or not to buy MagicBands is strictly your preference.

    Thanks again for stopping by, Pamela. I hope your family has a magical Walt Disney World vacation!

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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