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  • Hi Jodie - I've heard that the Magic Bands will probably replace our Key to the World cards? Can we use them to charge to our room, add our dining reservations, and PhotoPass? Anything I have missed? Thank you?
  • - Asked by Susan from Cheshire on 12/29/2013
  • Greetings Susan!

    It's great to hEAR from you! My family visited Walt Disney World in November and loved being able to use the new MagicBands for the first time! We also loved being able to customize them and select a different color for each family member. 

    Although we were given a Key to the World Card for each family member at check-in, we honestly did not need them during our trip. I found the MagicBands to be so much easier when traveling with young children. After a long day in the park, it was so nice to be able to simply tap my MagicBand on the door each evening, rather than having to dig through our backpack to find my Key to the World Card. I have heard rumors on independent websites that the Key to the World Cards will eventually be replaced by MagicBands, but I have not heard any official information stating if or when this will take place.  

    I am happy to report that you will be able to use your MagicBands to charge to your room and add Disney PhotoPass images to your account. You will also be able to unlock your Disney Resort guest room door, redeem Disney Dining Plan entitlements, and check-in for any FastPass+ selections. Follow this link to learn more about MagicBands

    During our vacation, I added Advanced Dining Reservations by using the My Disney Experience app on my iPhone. If you have not downloaded the My Disney Experience app to your cellular device, I highly recommend it! I found myself using this amazing app very frequently each day to check wait times, Park Schedules, view Advanced Dining Reservations, and verify my FastPass+ selections. 

    I hope this information is helpful! Please don't hesitate to visit us again with any additional questions that you may have. Best wishes for a magical trip, Susan!

    Happy Planning,
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