Hello Mammas and Daddies! Welcome to this week’s edition of Daddy Thursday! One of the most asked question we get as Disney travel planners is “Will we get those bands and what do they do?” This week I will answer that question. MagicBands are the key to Walt Disney World that makes your experience seamless. They do this by functioning as your room key, park ticket, fastpass ticket, photo pass card and payment card. MagicBands are available only for guests staying at Disney resorts.
The first time saving convenience your MagicBand will perform is at the check-in with Magical Express at the Orlando Airport on arrival. This will save time so you can get to Disney World and start the magic. For those Disney veterans you are familiar with your room key also operating as your park ticket and payment card. The MagicBand will also perform those functions. MagicBands will also redeem your fastpass plus reservations. The time taken to locate a room key or park ticket is saved. There are no longer paper fast passes at Walt Disney World. They are all electronically stored on your Magic Band.
MagicBands will also serve as your photopass card. When your family stops for a picture in front of Cinderella’s Castle the photopass photographer will simply scan your MagicBand to load that photo to your account. You will be amazed at the time saved by simply having the key to your vacation on your wrist.
So now you know what a MagicBand does. How do I get one? After you’ve contacted Trips to the Mouse and booked your Disney World vacation you will log into www.startyourdisneyexperience.com. This is where your will create your My Disney Experience account. Link your Disney reservation to your My Disney Experience account then you will be able to chose colors and add names to your family’s MagicBands! Look at the fun colors!
And even the youngest of guests receive one.
A few weeks before your vacation they will be mailed to you unless you don’t have a few weeks then they will be waiting at check-in. Thank you Mommas and Daddies I hope this answered some questions. I look forward to next time! Always remember to show your Disney Side!