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  • On May 12, 2015
    Shannon from OH Asked

    I'm just wondering what the advantage of purchasing a MagicBand is versus just using the card? it seems as though they are the same thing, but one goes in your pocket and the other on your wrist.

    Hi Shannon!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You are correct that the Magic Band functions in the same way that your key does.  They will both hold your park tickets, room keys, FastPass+ reservations, and more.  

    In my opinion, the advantage of the Magic Band is the convenience of it being on your wrist and not having to dig through your purse/backpack/pockets to find your key.  It's not a huge deal, but I have found that I love having that band.  It's especially nice when your hands are full and you get back to your room (exhausted after a long day at the park) and you don't have to search for your room key.  It's right there on your wrist!

    With all that being said, I do know that some people prefer to not wear them and/or don't want to pay for them if they are staying off property  So, don't feel like you have to buy them!  You will be just fine with the card if that is what you choose!

    I hope this helps.  Please let me know if you have any other questions.  

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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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