• On Sep 8, 2016
    Ellie from MN Asked

    Is it worth it to buy magic bands for my family if we are staying off site? Would we need to pull out our park ticket cards out every time we want to make a FP+ reservation?

    Hi Ellie!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so happy to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. My family loves to use MagicBands during our trip as it adds so much convenience during your day. MagicBands will allow each member of your family to have access to their theme park tickets, FastPass+ reservations and Disney PhotoPass account. When you enter a theme park or a FastPass+ queue, all you need to do is touch your wrist to the Mickey touch point. If you choose to use complimentary admission ticket cards rather than purchase MagicBands, you will need to get your admission cards out every time you enter a theme park or use your FastPass+ reservation. I like to write each person's name on their admission card with a permanent marker so it is a little easier to keep track of each individual's ticket. We love that MagicBands eliminate the shuffle to retrieve everyone's admission cards for each of our FastPass+ reservations during our trip!

    If you choose to purchase MagicBands for your trip, I recommend that you check out the Shop Disney Parks Mobile App to see the wide variety of MagicBands available to purchase at Walt Disney World Resort or to ship to yourself before your trip. Another great option is to purchase one of the Retail MagicBands On Demand, which is a MagicBand that you can personalize by selecting the color, graphic design and even add your name!

    T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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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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