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  • On Feb 28, 2018
    Nadia from AB Asked

    We have purchased our park tickets ahead of time but would like to book a couple of nights at the Fort Wilderness Lodge. Will we still receive magic bands as Disney resort guests even if we do not book park tickets through the same reservation?

    Hi, Nadia! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I think MagicBands are the coolest Disney accessory. These magical little devices not only reflect your favorite style, but they also make your vacation so easy. They can be used to unlock your Resort room door, complete your souvenir purchases at select merchandise locations, and even link to your FastPass+ selections.

    While you can link your theme park tickets to your MagicBand, you do not have to purchase your tickets as part of a Magic Your Way Package or a Walt Disney World Resort hotel stay to receive a MagicBand. These devices are offered to all guests staying in a Resort hotel. Once you book your stay, head to My Disney Experience to customize your MagicBands. There are so many great colors to choose from - everything from my husband's favorite gray to my favorite purple. If you are looking for something more unique, there are lots of choices available on the Shop Disney Parks app or you could choose to view the whole selection in person when you arrive.

    Nadia, be sure to link your theme park tickets to your My Disney Experience account. When you do so, you will be able to touch your MagicBand to the Mickey touchpoints at the park entrance for park admission, and at attraction queues to access your FastPass+ selections. When you complete Online Check-In, provide a valid credit card to be able to use your MagicBand for dining and merchandise purchases.

    Have a magical day!

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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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