Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Dec 27, 2017
    Suzy from TX Asked

    Hi planning a trip for June 2018, we are not staying at a Disney resort. what are those pass bands for and do we need them? First time experiencing park.

    Hi, Suzy! Thank you for stopping by with your question. To me, MagicBands are the coolest aspect of MyMagic+. These colorful devices unlock a whole new world of theme park planning. With a simple touch of your band to the Mickey touchpoints, you can be instantly connected to your My Disney Experience account, which houses your theme park tickets, FastPass+ selections, and Memory Maker. However, a MagicBand is not required to experience all of this magic.

    While only Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests will be issued a complimentary MagicBand, other guests can use their theme park tickets much in the same way. A tap of your linked theme park ticket to the Mickey touchpoint will also get you connected. While the simple theme park ticket is awesome in its own right, you may decide that you would like to experience the convenience of the MagicBand. You are more than welcome to purchase and link a MagicBand before you arrive or even while at the Resort. There are new ones introduced frequently, such as the beautiful new millennial pink one recently announced on the Disney Parks Blog. My daughters definitely have their eyes on that one!

    Suzy, please let us know if you have any other questions as you plan your first visit to Walt Disney World Resort. We would be more than happy to offer some Disney dining suggestions or give you some advice on making FastPass+ selections to help make your visit extra magical.

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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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