• On Aug 31, 2016
    Jennifer from NJ Asked

    My family, (Husband, 5 year old dare devil son, and myself) are going to Disney for his 6th birthday November 2016. I am a bit confused on how the fast pass, fast pass + etc. works and the disney band. Our plan is to go the MK for 2 days and Hollywood x1.

    Hi, Jennifer!

    Thanks for sending your question to Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    What an exciting trip you are planning for your family--a 6th birthday celebration in Walt Disney World!

    First, read through this post about FastPass+. In short, guests reserve 3 one hour slots to enter an attraction, show or character greeting in one park each day of their stay. Once you have used the 3rd FP+ each day, you can use the convenient My Disney Experience app (or go online) to make a 4th FP+ in any park that day. Use the 4th, and you may make another, etc.

    Regarding your MagicBand, think of this little accessory as one very magical way to tour Walt Disney World. That MagicBand will unlock your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room's door, allow you to enter the parks, attach Disney PhotoPass Service photos to your account, and even charge to your room if you have linked a credit card to your account. Basically, that little MagicBand connects to your My Disney Experience account, so anything that you have linked to MDE is accessible by your band. No need to carry a credit card, a ticket for park entrance, a key to get into your WDW Resort hotel room and yet another card to save all of those great photos PhotoPass photographers will take of your family. It's all accessible on your MagicBand!

    Send more questions as you think of them, Jennifer; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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