Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 12, 2015
    Becky from CO Asked

    Hi! I'm trying to decide if magic bands are worth the extra cost. Do you have to use your card at every single ride or just the rides that you reserved a fast pass for?

    Hi Becky!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, from one Coloradoan to another! Our family loves the convenience of MagicBands when at the parks, but we have also enjoyed the parks using admission tickets. You will need your admission card or MagicBands for any rides where you will be using a FastPass+ reservation. For rides where you are utilizing the standby queue, you will not need to use the touch points prior to entry.

    I think the biggest MagicBand convenience for a Guest who is not staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel is for photographs. Anytime you take a picture using a Disney PhotoPass photographer, you will either scan your MagicBand or collect a PhotoPass card from the photographer. Since our family likes to take many photos on our vacation, it is much simpler to put them on a MagicBand than to collect cards throughout the day.

    Either way, I am sure you and your family will have a fantastic time on your trip! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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