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  • On Nov 30, 2017
    Mandy from NV Asked

    I feel kind of dumb asking this, but I HAVE to know. We are not annual pass holders, but can we purchase magic bands? It’s my families first time to WDW!!!!

    Hi Mandy,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I can hear your excitement. First trip, first trip!!! Let the happy dancing begin.

    Thank you for bringing this excellent question to us. You can certainly order MagicBands from Shop Disney Parks Online but, if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you will receive complimentary MagicBands. If you are using your MagicBands as a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guest, you can create a PIN number and link a credit card in My Disney Experience, then use your MagicBand to charge to your resort hotel room account. We typically charge everything to our account using our MagicBands, then pay the entire bill when we checkout from the resort.  

    If you are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you will be able to access some of the other MagicBand features that resort guests can also access. We use our MagicBands for park entrance (as long as we have valid theme park tickets linked in My Disney Experience) and for Fast Pass+ selections. If you have not done so already, create a My Disney Experience account. Once you have that account, you can link your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel confirmation number to that account as well as theme park tickets, Fast Pass+ selections and dining reservations

    Mandy, MagicBands are amazing. We love getting our package in the mail just before our trip!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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