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  • On Apr 20, 2018
    Trekita from NJ Asked

    My daughter and I are attending Summit this year. She will be a commuter & I purchased the 4 day hopper pass. Does that come with the magic band or I need to purchase separately?

    Hi Trekita!

    Oooooh, your vay-comp-acation is JUST around the corner! I called the competition hosts a few weeks ago to get the details in how their planning will mesh with all of Walt Disney World Resort's wonderful amenities and perks. Athletes and their families who are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel with a package purchased through Varsity will receive a gray MagicBand when they pick up their arrival packet. MagicBands are included with all Disney Resort Hotel reservations as they serve as a room key too, so if you're staying at a Disney Resort Hotel that you booked on your own you'll also receive a band.

    MagicBands are not required to visit Walt Disney World Resort, but they are a pretty neat way to keep up with multiple important things. You can certainly purchase a band now, but I would personally wait as there are dozens of park exclusive designs only available in-person. You can even link your band to your My Disney Experience account before you even leave the store! Once linked your band will serve as your park ticket, FastPass+ reservations and PhotoPass scanner.

    Bonus Tip: Make sure your daughter is in your 'Family and Friends List', and that you're linked to anyone else with whom you'd like to make FastPass+ Reservations. Doing so now will save some time so you can get right to FastPass+ planing as soon as you all link your tickets to your My Disney Experience account.

    Good Luck at Summit!
    ~Kristen
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a toddler mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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