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Pre-Arrival Checklist - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a MagicBand and how can I get one?

MagicBands are lightweight, flexible wristbands as well as secure all-in-one devices. They allow you to effortlessly connect to all the Walt Disney World vacation plans you make online using the My Disney Experience planning page.

With a MagicBand on your wrist, you'll travel lighter throughout your vacation. You can use your MagicBand to:

  • Unlock the door of your hotel room at select Disney Resort hotels.
  • Enter theme parks and water parks (with valid park admission).
  • Check in at FastPass+ queue entrances.
  • Connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account.
  • Charge food and merchandise purchases to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room (only available during your hotel stay).

Normally—unless you are a Guest staying at one of the Disney Resort hotels or are a Walt Disney World Passholder—MagicBands are available for $12.95 plus tax either online or at select retail locations at Walt Disney World Resort and other venues. Prices are subject to change.

MagicBands are available to Disney Vacation Club Members and Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels. Guests receive a MagicBand with the purchase of park admission. You can purchase a MagicBand at:

  • Select Walt Disney World theme park and Resort hotel retail locations
  • Select Downtown Disney retail locations
  • Other select merchandise and retail locations

You have until 10 days before your arrival at your Disney Resort hotel to customize your MagicBand with your name and favorite color if you wish to have the MagicBand shipped to your home.

MagicBands use Radio Frequency (RF) technology and can be read by short and long-range readers located at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you prefer to use a card—which cannot be detected by long-range readers—you can request a card at your Disney Resort hotel. MagicBands and cards allow you to enter the parks, unlock Disney Resort hotel rooms and use FastPass+ service.

Learn about our privacy and data collection policies and the Radio Frequency (RF) technology used in MagicBands.


  • Valid theme park admission is required to use FastPass+ service.
  • MagicBand orders cannot be shipped to all countries.
  • If you customize your MagicBand between 9 and 5 days before your arrival at Walt Disney World Resort, you will receive it when you arrive at your Disney Resort hotel.
  • If you do not customize your MagicBand, you will receive a non-customized MagicBand or card when you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort.

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