Daddy Thursday : Magic Bands

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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 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!

10 Responses to Daddy Thursday : Magic Bands

  1. Dawn Starwald February 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    We loved our Magic Bands. Less to be carried around and fumbled for. Easily accessible all the time and I like that we got to pick our colors!!! I am PRO Magic Band for sure!

  2. trishden February 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    This looks like a great way to deal with passes and keys. I think in this day and age of technology there is always a better way and I think Disney has found it. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Christys Crafty Corner February 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

    Wow! What a great service — can’t wait to try it! 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  4. Charlotte Benfield March 1, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    My kids would love these – convenient and cool!

  5. evie March 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    great idea for kids…think the should also have some sort of id available with these in case the kids get lost…i just heard they were raising the prices again….wow, what an expensive vacation. dont know how people can afford to go

  6. Alyssa San Agustin March 1, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    This is so awesome and convenient! Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try out these magic bands!

  7. Imperfectly Perfect Mama, Emily March 3, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    We received our Magic Bands in the mail last Thursday & it spiked the ENTIRE family’s excitement level from a 4/5 to a 13!!!!

  8. Leslie March 3, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    I think these magic bands will be a great idea and are much more convenient.

  9. Life As We Know It March 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    I wish they came out with them last year!! So awesome! I visited Disney last year for my first time of my 23 years living. I can’t wait to go back hopefully next year!

  10. Katie Sheasby March 4, 2014 at 6:48 am #

    I think these bands look like a good idea, but I would be afraid that they would get lost. Wonder how soon until they come to Disney Land.

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