Disney's MagicBands 101 - What You Need to Know

Room Key

8. They Are Complimentary for Disney Resort Guests

If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, your MagicBands are mailed to you as one of the perks of staying on-site. Before your trip, your MagicBands are shipped to your address. If you are using Disney’s Magical Express to get to your resort from the airport, make sure you have them in your travel bag or on your person to access the bus. Otherwise, your MagicBands can be picked up at the front desk of your resort. If you aren’t staying on-site, MagicBands can be purchased at or at most shops at Walt Disney World.

7. They Serve as Your Room Key

Forget the days of carrying around and worrying about losing a physical key or key card! Guests staying on-property can just tap the Mickey part of their MagicBand to their resort room and gain access easily. But don’t worry, others with MagicBands will not be able to access your room; just you and those staying in your room.

6. They Are Your Ticket to the Parks

Remember in recent years when you had to present physical park tickets that you may have worried about misplacing? Not anymore! With a MagicBand, your tickets for each park are stored in the device, which makes entry to the parks much easier! Just match the Mickey on your band to the Mickey on the park gate and you are good to go! You will have to scan your fingerprint, so remember which hand and which finger you used for easy access.

BONUS TIP: Consider planning and booking your next Disney trip with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner you can trust like Mickey Travels. They’ll help you get the best Disney travel deal, share expert advice and their services are totally FREE! It’s genius!