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  • On Feb 5, 2017
    Clleen from VA Asked

    Hi, We are staying off site so we don't get complimentary Magic bands. Should I purchase them in advance or wait until we get on site at a gift shop? Are they required? (I will have 3 kids, my husband, and my parents with me!) Help! Thanks!

    Hi Colleen!

    MagicBands are one of the most innovative and convenient ideas introduced at the Walt Disney World Resort. While it is not required if you are staying off-site, it is a convenient thing to have. When staying off-site, the only use you would have for the MagicBand would be for the park tickets and FastPass + selections. You could purchase a MagicBand online at www.disneystore.com, via the Shop Disney Parks App on your mobile device or at one of the many shops located in the theme parks or Disney Springs. The only advantage to purchasing them in advance is that you can link them to your My Disney Experience Account and have them set up and ready to go when you arrive at the parks. If you purchase your park tickets in advance, you can link those as well to your My Disney Experience Account and simply bypass the ticket windows and head over to the entrance gates with your MagicBands.

    Did you know?
    : Guests have the option to create and personalize MagicBands at Walt Disney World Resort. The MagicBand on Demand stations are located inside the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. location near Space Mountain in Magic Kingdom Park. These can also be purchased at the D-Tech on Demand boutique at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs Marketplace or Star Wars Launch Bay in Disney's Hollywood Studios. To view some of the artwork options and for more information, please visit: Retail MagicBand on Demand.

      It has been a pleasure assisting you Colleen. Please feel free to send me any additional questions. 
        
      Happy Planning!

      ~Yael 
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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I have experienced the Disney Parks as a child, teenager, newlywed and now a mom of three. Whether it is planning your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or your 100th trip, I would love to share my wonderful memories and planning tips with you! Learn More About Yael

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