Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 8, 2015
    Nancy from KS Asked

    Hi, we are going to WDW in May. I was considering buying magic bands but we are not staying at a Disney resort (we are at a neighbor property). We will be making fast pass selections. Should we buy magic bands?

    Hi Nancy!

    MagicBands are not necessary, but I find them extremely convenient and they make nice souvenirs!  A great perk about them is you can continue to use them when you return for a visit.  If you aren't using MagicBands, you will need to dig out your hard plastic park ticket each time you enter a FastPass+ queue.  Most attractions have two FastPass+ touch points, one at the beginning and one right before you enter the attraction vehicle.  While it's not a big deal to keep taking your ticket out and put it away each time, the MagicBands do eliminate a bit of the hassle.  

    You can purchase MagicBands at the Disney Store online or you can purchase them at any Walt Disney World Park or Resort.  You will find a larger selection of MagicBands at Walt Disney World because they sell limited edition and limited release designs.  My Haunted Mansion MagicBand is my most prized one out of all the MagicBands I have.  

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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