Mom And Son Safari
  • On Feb 24, 2014
    Casey from CO Asked

    Hello Moms! Can you please explain the 'magic bands'? Have they replaced the 'no expiration' tickets? I don't see them as an option any longer. I'm so confused trying to plan our summer trip and could really use some guidance :) Thanks!

    Hi Casey,

    Let me answer the second part of your question first. No expiration tickets are still available, but not online. You add the no expire option to any ticket purchase, but you have to do this in person at any park ticket window or guest relations office. This can be added to your ticket after you've purchased it, with an additional fee.

    MagicBands are Disney's new version of the old Key to the World Card that you got when you checked into your room. Most of the functions are the same, but instead of putting it in your pocket, you wear it on your wrist. The MagicBand will open the door to your room, function as your park ticket, work for food and merchandise charging (if you select this option), and store your FastPass+ reservations (if you make them). They'll work with any length or type of park ticket that you choose to link to your MyDisneyExperience account.

    I agree that all of this can be a bit confusing the first time around, but once you get the hang of it you're in for a treat. If you'd like more information on the MagicBand and FP+ process, you may want to head over to the independent website blog.touringplans.com. Search there for articles called "MagicBand FAQ," "Disney World FastPass+ FAQ," "How to Make FastPass+ Reservations," and "FASTPASS and FastPass+: What's the Difference." These go into all the details of the process.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know what else we can do to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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