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Disney’s Magic Bands

Gone are the old Fast Passes Tickets   

It’s true!  Say hello to the Magic Band.  If it’s been a while since you’ve been to Disney World -or- if you’ve never stayed at the Disney World Resort Hotel, then these little babies are new to you – and oh are they magical. 


Don’t forget to personalize your Magic Band on your My Disney Experience Account or you will end up with the grey plain one in the middle… I don’t think it suits you.  

On your My Disney Experience account you will see a deadline on when to personalize your Magic Bands – generally 3 weeks prior to arrival. If you miss this date and don’t personalize your bands then you will receive the plain grey bands at check-in to your Disney hotel – and that’s just no fun. 

You can put any name you want on your band, even a nickname.  Keep in mind that when you swipe through the gate the cast members will see this name. The bands in the photo above are the older ones and now the Magic Bands are lighter and thinner than these. There is also the added color of purple to choose from.

If you are staying off Disney Property then you can purchase Magic Bands at the parks.  Some gift shops also have them for purchase. (starting at $20 each).

The bands are completely adjustable, water proof and comfortable.  You can even remove a portion of the band to fit small children.   

The above photo is th​​e former Key to the World Card used for your Disney visit. Now, the Magic Bands are tied to your My Disney Experience Account and your resort hotel account folio. Not to worry you can still get these cards for specialty events like the Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party, or if you stay off Disney property.

The Magic Bands allow you to enjoy these magical features:

  • Magical Express Transportation
  • Room Key – opens your door
  • Theme|water Park Entrance Ticket
  • Charging Privileges to your resort hotel account
  • Fast Passes for attractions
  • Photo Pass |Memory Maker
  • Dining Plan Credits  

How to use:  Touch Mickey -to- Mickey.​​  The Mickey on your band meets up with the Mickey on the device at the counter or the gate entrance. Below is an example of use at the park and the airport transfer for Disney’s Magical Express.

You can even personalize your Magic Band such as with characters or themes like Star Wars.  There are many options in the gift shops to choose from, and a specialty store – Disney D-Tech – in Disney Springs to purchase others.

Take a look at the video below for more information

I hope you found this information useful. Disney has more information on their website. Click here to learn more about Disney Destinations
Until next time…   

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