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  • On Jan 1, 2019
    Laura from PA Asked

    We are not staying on a Disney resort or hotel. Do we need to get magic bands for everyone in our family? What are magic bands used for if we aren’t at a resort?


    Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Oh, boy! your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just around the corner. I am so excited for you.

    MagicBands were introduced in 2013 and have become a fashion statement, a souvenir and a collector's item. They vary from plain, primary and secondary color bands to designers bands. You can even custom make your own MagicBand. We get a new MagicBand with each trip to commemorate the visit.

    For Walt Disney World Resort Guests staying on property, MagicBands linked to a My Disney Experience account may be used for door keys, as an interactive game piece, as a Disney's Magical Express ticket, at theme park and FastPass+ entry points, credit cards to charge at select merchandise and dining locations and to link Disney PhotoPass Service photos.

    For Guests of the theme parks not staying on property, MagicBands linked to a My Disney Experience account may be used for theme park, FastPass+ entry points, as an interactive game piece and Disney PhotoPass Service photos. If you choose not to get a MagicBand for each member of your party, you may still use your admission card at the touchpoints to enter the theme parks and FastPass+ queue.

    Disney Dad Tip: I recommend shopping online to see the different designs to purchase ahead of time. If you want to wait till you arrive, MagicBands are in most merchandise locations. You can even buy accessories to add more pixie dust to this magical marvel.

    Laura, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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