Visitors to the Walt Disney World in the 1970s may remember ticket booklets for rides in the Magic Kingdom. These included a certain number per book of A, B, C, D and E-tickets. A ride on the Jungle Cruise was one E-ticket, while Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was a C-ticket. Since those early days Disney has had all-day paper ticket passes, key card passes and currently features Magic Bands for all guests staying in any Walt Disney World Resort.
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Disney Magic Bands include:
What is a Magic Band?
The Magic Band is a colorful, all-in-one device worn on the wrist. It’s advanced technology allows it to serve many purposes for the Disney World guest. It’s the key to your resort room, admission ticket to the four Disney World theme parks and both water parks. You can link a credit card number to your Magic Band so it now becomes an easy way to pay for food and merchandise. It’s your FastPass+ for each reserved FastPass+ experience and once linked to your My Disney Experience profile it will even keep track of your Disney PhotoPass items.
Do I have to have a Magic Band?
If you’re staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, you need a Magic Band. Magic Bands are including in the price of your resort package. Before your trip, you’ll have the opportunity to customize your band by choosing a color and adding your name to the inside of the band. The bands are shipped to your home about two to three weeks before your check-in date or you can have them waiting for you at the resort upon your arrival.
Tip: If you’re using the Disney Magical Express as transportation from the airport to the Walt Disney World Resort, make sure your Magic Bands are easy to access after your flight because you’ll need them to board the Magical Express.
Will the Magic Bands fit small children?
Magic Bands are easy to adjust to fit all sizes, from the smallest child to adults.
How do we use the Magic Band?
Disney works very hard to make sure your vacation is stress-free and the Magic Bands are no exception. To use the Magic Band, simply touch it against the sensors known as touch points. There are touch points on the lock of your resort room, at the entrances of each park and in the FastPass+ lines for rides and attractions.
Do I need to do something special to use it to purchase items?
When you use your Magic Band to purchase food, drinks or merchandise throughout the Walt Disney World property, you will be asked to enter a PIN code. You can create this PIN code online at My Disney Experience or when you arrive for check-in at your resort.
Is the Magic Band always on?
The Magic Band is always on, unless you deactivate it at My Disney Experience and then it will no longer be linked to your resort reservation or FastPass+ selections.
What if I lose my Magic Band?
Deactivate a lost Magic Band online at My Disney Experience or have a Cast Member from Guest Services at your resort help you deactivate the band and begin the replacement process.
Disney’s Magic Bands are easy to use, comfortable to wear and help make the Walt Disney World vacation just a bit more magical.