The Basics - MagicBands

If you’re thinking of planning a trip to Walt Disney World, you’ve probably heard mention of Magic Bands. These bracelets are similar to the fitness bands that are popular right now, but instead of tracking your steps it makes your Disney vacation a breeze. While there were some initial kinks to work out, my experiences with using this technology has been largely positive!
20160131_234503.jpgwpid-screenshot_2015-09-20-16-08-23-1.pngBy linking to your My Disney Experience portal, this one band lets you:

  • enter the parks, with a valid ticket
  • unlock your WDW hotel room
  • access your meal plan credits
  • use your fastpasses
  • charge purchases to your account (with a pin you set up)
  • look super fashionable

I love the MagicBands because we literally don’t have to carry anything at the parks. We typically drive, but if we use Disney transportation, we don’t even need to carry keys! We both generally carry our phones, but that's it!  No waiting in long lines to have our purse or backpack checked at security. No forgetting your bag on a ride.  Just arrive and have fun!
Pro tip: if you want to drink an alcoholic beverage, you will still need your ID.
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