large family coming out of Cinderella Castle
  • On Feb 19, 2018
    Tammi from CA Asked

    In regards to Magic Bands, my family of 8 will be coming in June, but I have a Special Needs Son who is 12 and will not wear anything around his wrist due to sensory issues. How can we include his magic band without him having to wear it?

    Hi Tammi!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I love MagicBands because they make a Walt Disney World Resort vacation so easy by giving you quick access to your theme park tickets, FastPass+ reservations and Memory Maker account with just a touch of your MagicBand. My favorite thing about the upgraded MagicBand 2 style is that they accommodate everyone so nicely!

    For your upcoming vacation, you will be receive MagicBands that are of the MagicBand2 style, where the center circle of the MagicBand can be removed from the band. You can then purchase a MagicKeeper which will the hold the smaller MagicBand circle and includes a carabiner attachment. This will allow him to carry his own MagicBand by attaching it to his backpack or wearing it on a lanyard, but he doesn't have to wear it on his wrist. Another option is to keep your son's MagicBand in band style, but attach it to his backpack or a lanyard. Finally, if your son would prefer to not wear or carry a MagicBand at all, you are free to carry his MagicBand for him. I have often worn my son's MagicBand or carried it in my bag when he did not want to wear it during a theme park day.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue to plan your trip. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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