If you are going to Disney World, or have even been doing research on Disney World, then it is very likely that you have heard of the “Disney Bracelets” called MagicBands. It is also equally as likely that you might have questions about MagicBands, what they are, what they do, and what makes them so “MAGICAL”.
The magic behind MagicBands begins once you book your vacation and link it into your My Disney Experience Account. When I am working with a family to plan a Disney World vacation, one of the very first steps that we take in planning is to create a My Disney Experience account. This account is the key to unlocking the magic of Disney World vacation planning!!
After creating the account, the fun begins. After you have linked your reservation into your My Disney Experience account, you can customize your MagicBands by choosing the color and the name that you want to be printed on the inside of the bands.
Soon, Guests staying at a Disney Resort and Annual Passholders will be able to upgrade (at a discounted price) and choose a Character or Design print. These new options will be available for pre-arrival purchase at a special price of $14.99 off retail cost through your My Disney Experience account. If you do not want to upgrade, you can still enjoy the complimentary solid-color MagicBand.
Check out the video below to get a sneak peek!
What are MagicBands?
MagicBands are colorful, waterproof wristbands that make your Disney world vacation almost effortless! If you customize them in your My Disney Experience account, then about 30 days before your vacation, Disney will mail your MagicBands to you..unless you book after that time and then you will pick them up at check-in. This is important to keep in mind…if you want to choose your colors and/or designs, you should book early.
What can I do with my MagicBand?
MagicBands make everything at Disney World so much easier. Simply touch your MagicBand to the Mickey touch points that you will find around the Walt Disney World Resort and magic happens. Your MagicBand can be used to:
- Unlock the door to your room at a Disney Resort hotel.
- Enter the theme parks and water parks (with the purchase of tickets)
- Check in at FastPass+ entrances
- Connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account
- Use your dining credits for table service, quick service, and snacks.
- Charge food and merchandise purchases to your Disney Resort hotel room.
- Access your Magical Express transportation to the resort from the airport.
Are MagicBands are one size fit all?
MagicBands should fit most wrists. The outside gray portion can tear off to make them fit smaller arms. Every member of your party who is listed on the resort reservation (even infants on resort packages) will get a MagicBand.
More Ways to Customize!
Inside most gift shops on Disney property, you will see a display similar to this one. They offer a variety of items that can be purchased to add additional customization to your MagicBands. Be sure to check them out!
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