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  • On Apr 7, 2015
    Haley from OH Asked

    I am buying tickets for my mom and step-dad but they do not have magic bands yet. If I want to just purchase tickets through Disney do they send you magic bands or do you have to buy them separate and link it somehow?

    Hello Haley! Thanks so much for your question. Magic Bands are only sent complimentary to guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. You don't have to have a Magic Band to get into the parks, although the technology is pretty cool and convenient to use. You can purchase tickets through the Walt Disney World vacation planning website and they will either send the tickets to you or you can pick them up at Will Call. You can get into the parks with the tickets, you will not need a Magic Band. After you purchase The tickets online you will receive an e-mail with a unique code which is how you can link the tickets to your My Disney Experience account.

    If you would like to use the Magic Band technology and you are staying offsite, you have a couple of options. You can purchase your Magic Bands in the park or the Disney Store at the Orlando International Airport and they will help you link your Magic Band to your My Disney Experience Account. You can also purchase Magic Bands online at the Disney Store. Either way, you will have to link the tickets, dining reservations and FastPass+ selections to the Magic Band through your My Disney Experience account.

    I hope this helps, and if you need anything else, please feel free to stop in.

    Have a magical Walt Disney World vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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