How do I use my MagicBand?
MagicBands & Cards – Frequently Asked Questions
Most of the time, all you need to do is touch your MagicBand against a sensor called a touch point. It’s that easy!
Your MagicBand enables you to travel lighter throughout your vacation. Use it to enter the parks, unlock your Disney Resort hotel room and buy food and merchandise.
MagicBands can also be read by long-range readers to deliver amazing personalized experiences, as well as provide information that helps us improve the overall experience in our Resort. You don’t have to do anything beyond being nearby to interact with long-range readers. They just work—like magic!
In addition to touching your MagicBand or card to a touch point, you will be required to enter a PIN code to uniquely identify yourself when making purchases. To enter the parks, you will be required to provide biometric identification or show a photo ID that matches the name identified with your ticket. This process helps to ensure that you, and only you, have access to the entitlements linked to your MagicBand or card.
MagicBands are always operational. They don’t have an on/off switch. If you lose a MagicBand, you can deactivate it on My Disney Experience, and it will no longer be linked to your tickets and other entitlements.
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.
Please note: Any Guest who wishes to use their MagicBand to purchase an alcoholic beverage at Walt Disney World Resort must also present a valid form of identification.