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Using the MagicBand to enter EPCOT
Using the MagicBand to enter EPCOT

On a recent trip to Walt Disney World we were able to receive our MagicBands to use throughout our visit. These lightweight bands are used for everything from entering your resort room to entering the parks. My favorite thing about the MagicBands is the FastPass+ that came along with them. You can either go online or the MyDisneyExperience app to prebook your FastPasses for your trip.

If you have the MyDisneyExperience app on your phone you can change your FastPass times and attractions while in the park. Currently you can only choose FastPasses for one park per day using the website or MyDisneyExperience app. Hopefully this will change after the testing is complete.

Another great feature of FastPass+ is there are more attractions to choose from. Some attractions that don’t have normal FastPasses available such as The Haunted Mansion and Tomorrowland Speedway are available through FastPass+.

When you arrive they will ask if you have your bands and link up them up to the resort room key and the credit card that you have on file. This will allow you to enter your room and make charges all by placing your MagicBand on the control pads.

Your passes to enter the park will also be stored on the band making it easy to enter the park in the new lines with the touch to enter option. While in the park you proceed to the attraction you have a FastPass for at the time you prebooked and tap your band at the touch to enter line. There is no more hassle with pulling out your tickets at the FastPass machine and then keeping track of the FastPass while waiting for your time to ride.

Your can find the official info on MagicBands here.