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MagicBands 101 at Walt Disney World
June 16, 2014
Author: Christa Lindley

Leave it to Disney to grant even more magic at the Walt Disney World Resort with just a flick of the wrist.

The Walt Disney World Resort now offers MagicBands that hold some pretty cool powers, free to all guests staying at a Disney Resort Hotel. MagicBands are custom and colorful, waterproof wristbands that will allow your family to easily access vacation plans pre-set at My Disney Experience.

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You see, once you have made your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation through a Get Away Today travel expert, you will receive a MyMagic+ reservation number that you can use at startyourdisneyexperiance.com or by downloading the Smartphone application, My Disney Experience. Here you can plan out your family’s ideal vacation itinerary – make dinner reservations, plan shuttles from the airport to hotel and hotel to the park, and reserve up to three FASTPASS tickets per day - 60 days before your vacation! Restaurant reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance and the most popular restaurants and dining times sell out quickly.

While planning your trip with My Disney Experience, you can also customize your wristband for each family member. Each person can choose from seven different colored bands and have their name printed on the inside!

Your wristbands will be sent to you in the mail and all that is left to do is wait for your Orlando getaway. Once you are on vacation, you can use the powers of the MagicBand by touching your wristband to a sensor called a touch point. This “tap and go” system lets you:

• Enter your room at a Disney Resort Hotel
• Enter theme parks and waterparks with valid admission
• Check-in at FastPass+ entrances
• Charge food and merchandise purchases to your Disney Resort hotel room
• Link Disney PhotoPass to photos to your Disney account

Image Credit: Disney Travel Professionals ©Disney

Guests staying off property can purchase MagicBands at the World of Disney Store once they arrive at Disney World for $12.95 per person. These bands have many of the same perks where you can link your park ticket and account to the band to use it for admission, Fastpass reservations and more. Guests not staying at a Disney Resort Hotel can make Fastpass reservations up to 30 days before your vacation.

Your family can try out the new wristbands AND get FREE dining if traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort on select nights from August 31st – December 23rd, 2014. The free dining offer is valid on 6-night stays at a moderate, deluxe or deluxe villa Disney Resort property. To get this offer, vacations must be booked by August 8th, 2014.

This deal is subject to availability and expected to fill up quickly.



For more information about the MagicBands or to make your reservation, call our agents at 855-GET-AWAY.

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We were apart of the Magic Band testing stage and they were awesome! I would recommend taking a picture of your reservations, especially if you change them last minute. We had an experience where it didn't save one of our reservations for a show. The cast member still let us in, but recommended that we take pictures on future days. Seeing these pictures makes me want to go again!

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