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  • On May 29, 2015
    Emily from KS Asked

    We are not staying at a resort. We are staying at a close hotel. We still want Magic Bands, even if just for a souvenir. I think we can use them for Fast Passes, correct? At what point do I need to order the bands? Our 1st Disney Trip

    Hi, Emily! MagicBands have made a day in the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks so much easier for me – no more shuffling through my bag to find cards and tickets! Everything we need, from FastPass+ selections,  theme park tickets, Advanced Dining Reservations and Memory Maker, can be stored online right in your My Disney Experience account, which you have access to via a linked MagicBand.

    Even Guests staying off-site can utilize this technology. Once you purchase a MagicBand, you just need to link it to your My Disney Experience account and you are good to go. Some off-site Guests do choose to pre-purchase their MagicBand online at so that they can link it to their My Disney Experience account from home, giving them easy access to their theme park tickets as soon as they arrive.  You can wait to purchase one at any Walt Disney World Resort hotel or theme park, at which time Guest Relations can assist you with linking your tickets and MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account. There is a much wider selection of themed MagicBands in the parks and hotels, so you may want to pick one out when you arrive for your vacation.

    I hope you have a magical first visit to Walt Disney World Resort, Emily. Please stop by again if you think of any other questions before you leave!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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