How Much Do You Know About Magic Bands?


You’ve seen them…those cool, colorful Bands that are all the rage for families visiting Walt Disney World.  But do you have any idea the powers they hold inside?  From shopping, to room keys, to park tickets…let’s take a peek at what these amazing pieces of rubber awesomeness can do for you.

MagicBands are secure all-in-one devices that allow you to effortlessly access the plans and vacation choices that you’ve made with My Disney Experience.  These come complimentary for guests staying onsite at a Walt Disney World resort.

MagicBands are colorful, waterproof wristbands—resembling a watch or bracelet—that you can quickly and easily touch to a sensor called a touch point.  MagicBands, allow you to travel lighter throughout your vacation.

Things you can do with your Magic Band:

  • Unlock the door of your Disney Resort hotel room.
  • Enter theme and water parks (with valid admission).
  • Check in at FastPass+ entrances.
  • Connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account.
  • Charge food and merchandise purchases to your Disney Resort hotel room (only available during your hotel stay).
  • Add a touch of magic to your vacation by unlocking special surprises, personalized just for you, throughout the Walt Disney World Resort!


As you can see my family has about every Magic Band color! This isn’t even all of them. You will receive a new set with each Walt Disney World vacation you take. Of course, you can resue the same one if you like, but the fun comes with a new color each trip. Don’t forget that Disney also releases special and limited edition Bands you can purchase in parks or via the Disney Store online. These can be linked in your My Disney Experience account for use on your next vacation.  This is a great option, too, if you’d like a Band but have chosen to stay offsite during your vacation.

You can personalize your Magic Band to include your name on the inside, you can choose your color, and even your size. Each family member gets to choose their favorite color to have for the entire trip.  The new Magic Band 2s allow you to pop out the center oval and carry it within a lanyard or keychain – if you aren’t the wristband type.

The plus side is, if you lose your Magic Band throughout one of the Disney parks you can get a replacement!

Don’t forget that we have a SPECIAL code just for you if you’d like to add a little flair to your Band.  Our friends over at My Fantasy Bands are offering 15% off to Second Star Wishes friends and family using the code below.

What is your favorite Magic Band color?  Drop us a comment and let us know!

PS – I forgot to share a sizing hack with you.  Is your child’s band too big for them?  Or, do you have smaller wrists that make the Band uncomfortable for you?  Then just peel away the outer black strand!  Our example photo uses a first generation Magic Band, BUT this hack will work with either series

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