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Walt Disney World pushes Fastpass+, MagicBands, and My Disney Experience

MyMagic+ Takes the Guest Experience to a New Level with MagicBands

If you head to the theme parks as frequently as we Disney bloggers do, you probably feel fairly familiar with the services that are part of MyMagic+. But if you haven’t been in a while, you may be surprised at all the features included with Fastpass+, MagicBand, and My Disney Experience.

But if it’s been a while since your last visit, a lot has chanced with the systems since Disney first introduced them in 2013. Perhaps it’s time to get reacquainted with the services.

Disney just released three videos with fresh looks at the services and their features. IF you’re going on vacation soon, it might be worth sharing these videos with others in your party.



My Disney Experience:

It’s interesting to watch these and see who Disney thinks their core market is. Disney also dropped the MyMagic+ brand and just refers to each service separately in these videos. I wonder if that’s the new strategy going forward.

Now that MyMagic+ is established at Walt Disney World, how do you feel about the services? Which of them would you like to see come to other Disney resorts and theme parks?

7 thoughts on “Walt Disney World pushes Fastpass+, MagicBands, and My Disney Experience”

  1. I think it all works great! I enjoyed being able to set up reservations and fast passes in advanced. While we were in the parks last year some rides were closed temporarily for weather and I got notices via sms and was able to book new fast passes while on the TTA….not bad!

  2. I loved not having to worry about carrying my room key around, or locking it up at the water parks, etc… We always get the Disney meal plan, so having that and our credit cards attached to our magicbands was really easy and convenient. I’m still not crazy about pre-booking the fast passes, but I’ve been to Disney so many times it’s not really necessary for me and my group to book fastpasses for everything … Just a select few rides like Expedition Everest and the Kilamanjaro Safari. Plus, they let you keep and re-use the magic bands, which is also great.

  3. I still dislike them for most everything except they now make it easier to get into some resorts past the security guards. They don’t seem to harass you as much even at the Poly, Contemporary, or Boardwalk, just scan and go.

  4. Couple of comments about the videos, I realize they are using “stock” footage, but in the first video they show the teacups ride at Disneyland now WDW and all the My Disney Experience screenshots show outdated Magic Kingdom Maps.

    Overall I like the magic bands and fast pass+. I like having everything on one convenient band. My only gripes are that all the pre-planning takes out some of the spontaneity and although I understand why I don’t like the limitations on fast passes and specific attraction groupings.

  5. I’ve become a fan. Easy to set up a day and get onto the attractions you want. Only complaint as a pass holder is that hotel guests get 60 days in advance while everyone else gets 30. That means you can NEVER get a fast pass for Seven Dwarfs. Bummer.

  6. I would like to be able to link a credit card to the band so we annual placeholders can make easier purchases. I can never stay on-site because we travel with our 2 dogs and none of the numerous resorts are pet friendly. Also bummer not being able to set up fastpass for 60 days advance. As a placeholder we go to the parks much more often than the one time vacationers, why do we get penalized.

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