Kids pin trading with cast member at Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 14, 2017
    Jamie from NM Asked

    We just received our magic bands for our upcoming trip. We have lanyards we used to bring with our pins, do we still need to bring our lanyards or just the magic bands?

    Hello Jamie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    With your MagicBands in hand, your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just around the corner. How exciting!

    When I travel with my family to Walt Disney World Resort, I ensure that all of my Resort Hotel Reservation information, Theme Park tickets, Advanced Dining Reservations and FastPass+ Selections are linked to the My Disney Experience Account. This way, anything I need for access to many activities and elements of my vacation can be scanned through my MagicBand.

    With your MagicBands, anything that you booked when you made your initial reservations will be connected to those MagicBands. In addition, anything that you add to your Walt Disney World Resort vacation through My Disney Experience will be connected to these MagicBands, as well.

    Having received MagicBands, you are probably within the 60-day window to Check-in to your Resort Hotel online. Doing so will expedite the check-in process upon arrival and allow you to get to the Endless Magic even sooner.

    FastPass+ Selections are also available at the 60-day mark. Be sure to log into My Disney Experience and book your FastPass+ to bypass the standby lines for all of your "must-do" Experiences.

    You do not need to bring your lanyard with Disney trading pins when you have your MagicBand, however trading Disney Pins is an amazing experience and I would bring my lanyards, regardless.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    ~Todd
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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