Disney World Essentials

Hi! This is the second post of my Disney World series. It includes some essential tips for your trip to Disney! ALL DISNEY WORLD VACATIONERS should download the My Disney Experience app and get a magic band.

My Disney Experience (the mobile app)

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My Disney Experience

This app is literally VITAL to your trip. You will login (or create) to your Disney account, which is a huge help for dinner reservations, hotel reservations, magic band, fast pass, and more! You can view wait times for rides and characters, view all attractions that are open at each park, see where characters are, find nearby dining & restrooms, look up entertainment & events, find tours, see where photopass photographers are located, and view guest services, hotels, spa, shops, and recreation. All of this is available on the app! CRAZYYY!! You can view all this on a list or the map of Disney World

When you touch the blue Mickey button at the bottom of your app you can view park information and entry including showtimes, park hours, and tickets. You have access to your plans (which you can plan in advance on the app!!!)! The app lets you access FastPass+. These selections can be made up to 30 days in advance, 60 days in advance with a Disney Reservation! Basically you get to pick 3 for the day and it links to you magic band or ticket. These 3 do have to be in the same park, but once you use all 3 you can get a FastPass+ for another park. You can also make a dining reservation, book a hotel, or link your existing dining/hotel reservation.

If you decide to get a memory maker (which I highly recommend) you can purchase it, find photographers, link photos, and view all photos through the My Photos section of the app.

For all of the above reasons, this app is literally crucial to a successful Disney World visit!

Magic Band

Photo Credit: Disney Parks (Kent Phillips, photographer)

Disney Magic Band

Magic Bands are $12.95 at Disney World, and free (gray color) with Disney reservations. You literally don’t have to worry about taking anything with you if you have a Magic Band. You scan your magic band to enter parks, enter the FastPass lane, and even pay for food, drink, merchandise, etc. Your tickets and credit card link to your Magic Band.

Not only does this band make your trip more convenient, it speeds things up. You don’t have to carry your wallet to pay for food, you just scan your Magic Band. You don’t have to fidget in your pocket to get your tickets to enter the park or fast pass, you just scan you Magic Band. It truly is an ingenious creation by Disney World and I’m in LOVE with it. It also serves as your door key if you are staying at a Disney Resort.

Hope these two tips help make your Disney trip extra magical!



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