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Reasons to Purchase Disney World MagicBands

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When Disney MagicBands first came out, they were given for free to those staying at a Disney Resort. In 2021, Disney World decided to stop giving them away for free with resort stays and instead opted to charge guests. You can find Disney World MagicBands for purchase in just about every store at the Disney parks and resorts, so if you are looking to purchase one, you can do so.

While Disney is pushing most things to be used digitally through its new Disney Genie phone app, MagicBands are still an option.

Infact, I would dare to say that they are a better option when it comes to getting into the parks & making purchases in the park.

They are just too easy to use and way more convenient that having to constantly open your phone app.

Reasons to Buy a Disney MagicBand

Reasons to buy a Disney World MagicBands

  • Disney MagicBands can serve as park entrance ticket, Disney Resort room keys, and payment method at the park. Since they are worn on your wrist, you have immediate access to them!
  • If you are going to the park for a special celebrations (like a birthday) or your favorite holiday, a specialty MagicBand is a great way to showcase a special occasion.
  • If you want to use it as an accessory to your Disney themed outfit or show off your favorite Disney character, why not wear them on your wrist?
  • If you want a special souvenir you can use at the Disney Parks each time you go for years to come! These bands will last you for several trips to the park, so your one time purchase will get you years of enjoyment.

Disney MagicBands can be purchased online and in various stores at Disney Springs.

Disney MagicBands You Can Buy Online

Want to buy a personalized Disney MagicBand that features your favorite Disney character or attraction? There are plenty to choose from at ShopDisney! These are our favorites.

Would you buy Disney World MagicBands?

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Thursday 20th of October 2016

I am planning a trip for April and we will stay off property. On our last trip we stayed at Art of Animation so we did have Magic bands. This time I will purchase them as they have become part of the fun of a Disney vacation. I'm pretty sure you don't need them to reserve fast passes 30 days in advance though- you just do that through the MDE page- but they will scan your ban when you go through the fast pass line..


Thursday 20th of October 2016

If you still have your MagicBands from your last trip, you can use those over & over. Just relink them to your tickets in your My Disney Experience account. You can also make your FastPass choices, like your said, 30 days out.


Thursday 21st of January 2016

We are staying off Disney property and would like to purchase magic bands. I am wondering if I can link Disney gift cards to them to pay for food and such.


Wednesday 17th of February 2016

No, you cannot link a gift card to MagicBands. Sure wish you could!

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