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  • On Jul 28, 2018
    Nakiya from FL Asked

    I just purchased the annual pass for my family. I do not think I will be staying at the resort. What is the magic band used for? Is it necessary to purchase? Thanks in advance.

    Hi Nakiya,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    First off, it is so great to hear you are joining the Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Program. I think an Annual Pass provides so much convenience and flexibility for enjoying the theme parks all year long. I describe the MagicBand as a delightful little pixie-dusted wearable wonder that is both functional and fashionable. As for the functional, the MagicBand works as your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room key, lets you charge shopping and dining purchases to your room, links your tickets so that you can have a quick tap-and-enter admission to the theme park and water parks, and stores your FastPass+ selections. As for the fashionable, well, there are so many fun and cool MagicBand styles and designs available to purchase that it's simply a playful challenge to decide which favorite character or theme to style. While the hotel room key and room charging feature won't be useful to you if you will be staying somewhere other than a Walt Disney World Resort, the ability to link your admissions tickets and FastPass+ can offer convenience. As an Annual Passholder, you can receive a complimentary Annual Passholder MagicBand.

    Nakiya, here's wishing you a year filled with fun and memories for you and your family as you take in all the magic at Walt Disney World.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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