Disney's Magic Bands: Your Key to Convenience

By: Carrie McLaren

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If you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World and plan to stay at an official Disney resort, you're eligible to receive a Magic Band, a colorful bracelet that makes your vacation as seamless as possible.

Linked together with your online account, Magic Bands act as your park passes, unlock your Disney Resort hotel room and can be used to buy food and merchandise. Plus, your MagicBand gives you FastPass+ access to all the experiences you’ve selected online.

FastPass+ allows you to reserve rides and meet/greet times for three experiences each day during your stay – one park per day. You can choose your experiences from your smartphone or the My Disney Experience site.

My family and I have had the opportunity to test Magic Bands during past stays and had a great experience with it. I loved having the freedom to enter a PIN number and charge my purchases in the parks just by touching my Magic Band at the register. (You can restrict access for children making purchases with their bands, if needed.)

And when it’s time to enter the park, just tap your Magic Band to the access point and you’re in!

It’s such an easy process. Before you know it, you’ll be greeting Mickey and riding the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the wildest ride in the West.

We're headed to Walt Disney World in a few weeks and I’ll be putting my Magic Band to good use. Stay tuned for pictures on the VISIT FLORIDA Family Insider Facebook page and find me on Twitter at @VFFamilyInsider.

Check out this video I made featuring some tips on using Magic Bands 

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