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Know Before You Go: MagicBands and Cards

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What is a MagicBand?
A MagicBand is a colorful, waterproof wristband is actually an all-in-one device that effortlessly connects you to all the vacation choices you made with My Disney Experience. The MagicBand is worn like a watch.

What is the Card?
The card is like the older version, The Key To The World cards. About the size of a credit card, fits easily in a wallet.

MagicBand & Card Current Functions:
1) Unlock the door to your Disney Resort room
2) Park Tickets: enter the theme parks and water parks
3) Link Photopass pictures to your My Disney Experience
4) Charge food and merchandise purchases to your Disney Resort room
5) Check In for Magical Express

What can the MagicBand do that the Card can not?
Currently the MagicBand can link Photopass Attraction photos to your My Disney Experience account

Are the MagicBands and Cards free?
The card is complimentary for Disney resort guests. MagicBands are no longer free with a Disney resort reservation.

MagicBands may be purchased prior to and during your vacation. MagicBands may be purchased on
and in select shops throughout Walt Disney World, resorts, parks and Disney Springs

Tiers for MagicBands:
$5 MagicBands are the solid color, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, purple and grey

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$10, $15 and $20 MagicBands are character, parks and resort themed

Disney World recommends placing your MagicBand order at least 11 days prior to your arrival. MY recommendation is at least 60 days prior to arrival, to ensure delivery.
Once you purchase your MagicBands, the process to link them to your My Disney Experience account is easy.

Extra Magic Hours & Magical Express are going away

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Extra Magic Hours & Magical Express are going away

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Extra Magic Hours:Pre-Covid
Extra Magic Hours were available either one hour before or one hour (sometimes 2-3 hours) after park closing. Sometimes, depending on the time of year, both were offered. One or two parks were available every day for Extra Magic Hours.

Since reopening, Disney World has not offered Extra Magic Hours. Recently Disney announced, in 2021, Disney World will have a version of Extra Magic Hours.
Once Disney World starts Extra Magic Hours, everyday all four parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom) will open 30 minutes early.

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The big news is Disney World is eliminating Magical Express,beginning on January 1, 2022.
Magical Express is a complimentary bus service offered to Walt Disney World resorts guests to and from Orlando International Airport. Before Covid, Disney resorts guests could attach a yellow tag to their luggage, check their luggage at their home airport then poof, their luggage would be delivered to their resort room.
Since reopening, Disney resort guests have to pick up their own luggage and bring it to the Magical Express.
Disney World resort guests still have transportation options from the Orlando International Airport to their resort. Mears transportation says they will be offering, for a fee, bus or van transportation. Magical Express was established in 2005, now guests may use Lyft or Uber.
Also, not stated in my YouTube video, Disney will have a train from the Orlando International Airport to Disney Springs. It is floating around that the train will be running by the end of 2021. I will post more when its definite. Even with the train, resort guests will still, with luggage, have to find transportation from Disney Springs to their resort.
I am hoping for an alternative mode of transportation from Disney.

How To Adjust The MagicBands For Kids

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How To Adjust The MagicBands For Kids



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