MagicBands are here! That means we are heading to our favorite place in just a few weeks. So excited to see the new Toy Story Land!

For resort guests a MagicBand is the key to the Disney Kingdom, literally and figuratively.

  1. It is your room key– That’s right you tap it against your resort room door pad and you’re inside.
  2. It is your dining plan– If you choose to buy the Disney Dining Plan, the credits are loaded onto your MagicBand and when it is time to pay, tap your magic band and the credits are transferred.
  3. It is your currency– When you get to your resort and add a credit card to your reservation, you choose a pin number. At restaurants and gift shops, your purchases are paid for (until you get the credit card bill!) by the tap of the band and a four-digit code.
  4. It is your theme park/waterpark admission– At the front gate of each park there is a Mickey-shaped light that turns green (purple for Annual Passholders) when you tap your band against it, signaling that you can enter.
  5. It is your Fastpass line entrance– Once you make fastpass reservations, these are loaded onto your band and you will have to tap your band at the beginning of the line and at another point during the queue.
  6. It is your PhotoPass ID – When you get your picture taken by Disney photographers, you tap your band to add your images to your account (make sure to tap your band at the end of a ride so you can see your expressions while riding)
  7. It is another way to show your creative side– You can decorate it, color it, cover it, add bling to it even bedazzle it. There are also special magic bands for purchase that have added elements like glow-in-the-dark, or sounds that are played when tapped. There are dozens of Etsy shops that sell creative things do adorn your MagicBand.
  8. Bonus – They are waterproof! You can wear them on water rides, at the water parks, and even in the pool. No need to worry about the band not working after it gets wet.

This technology will help you travel lighter during your trip and help your magical vacation begin once they arrive in the mail.


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