Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Apr 13, 2017
    Michelle from TX Asked

    We are not staying at a Disney Resort so do we not get Magic Bands?

    Hi Michelle!

    Thank you for sending me your question on MagicBands! That is correct, you will only get the complimentary MagicBands if you book a resort reservation in a Disney Resort or if you purchase annual passes. When staying off-site, the only use you would have for the MagicBand would be for the park tickets and FastPass + selections. You can however purchase one! While it is not required if you are staying off-site, it is a convenient thing to have.  You could purchase a MagicBand online at www.disneystore.com, via the Shop Disney Parks App on your mobile device or at one of the many shops located in the theme parks or Disney Springs. The prices vary as some are limited edition but I have seen them range from $12.99 - $50.00. The advantage to purchasing them in advance is that you can link them to your My Disney Experience Account and have them set up and ready to go when you arrive at the parks. If you purchase your park tickets in advance, you can link those as well to your My Disney Experience Account and simply bypass the ticket windows and head over to the entrance gates with your MagicBands.

    Did you know?: Staying at a Disney Resort comes with lots of benefits. One of my favorites are the Extra Magic Hours where Guests can enjoy the parks before they open to the general public and after they close to the general public. Guests can also make their FastPass+ selections up to 60 days before their arrival date! 

    It has been a pleasure assisting you! Please feel free to send in any other questions you may have.

    ~Yael
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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I have experienced the Disney Parks as a child, teenager, newlywed and now a mom of three. Whether it is planning your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or your 100th trip, I would love to share my wonderful memories and planning tips with you! Learn More About Yael

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