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It Really Is Magic! – Guest Blog Post

The MagicBands are up and running at the Walt Disney World Resort and they are Incredible!

The MagicBands are up and running at the Walt Disney World Resort and they are Incredible!

It may look similar to the James Bond Spy watch from 1965, but, it is oh so much more. The MagicBands are an all-in-one device and is a part of the New My Magic+

When you book your Walt Disney World package you will be given a link by your Travel Planner to log into Your My Disney Experience and associate your reservation. 60 Days prior to your arrival date you will be able to go into your planning center and Customize your MagicBand and it will be shipped directly to your home shortly after. The excitement already starts to build when you have your Magic Box show up at your door step!

The MagicBands are up and running at the Walt Disney World Resort and they are Incredible!

The MagicBands are worn on your wrist and can be sized for all wrist sizes. They can be customized by color and with your name or nickname placed on the back of the band. Be sure to order your band prior to 11 days before you travel so you can have it shipped to your home. If you do a last minute booking, no worries, your band will be sent to the resort for when you check in.

The MagicBands can also be decorated with special accessories — MagicBandits and MagicSliders. One accessory that we found very helpful was the CoverBands. Because the bands are made out of magic rubber, a hot day can prove to be a little sweaty, but, with the CoverBand your wrist will remain comfortable and less sweaty. We felt it was worth the $6.95 for one – or you can purchase a pack of three for $15.95.

 The MagicBands are up and running at the Walt Disney World Resort and they are Incredible!

The bands are water proof, even for that long soak in the hot tub! So you don’t have to worry about losing your room key when you set it on the chair with the towel! You are wearing it!

Just rolled out this past weekend you can now use your MagicBand for your PhotoPass photos. We loved this feature as well – no fumbling for the card while trying to keep track of the kids and all your belongings. Simply pose for your photo and tap your band.

The MagicBands are up and running at the Walt Disney World Resort and they are Incredible!

The MagicBand works with your FastPass+ choices that you will select before you arrive or once you get to the theme park. I highly recommend picking them prior to your arrival. We could not believe how much we loved this feature. We thought scheduling them ahead of time would be a pain, but, once you have used it and saw it in action we were sold! Remember the Fast Pass Dash? – Dad gathering all the Key to the World cards and running down Main Street to get the family their fast pass for Space Mountain? Well, now Dad can enjoy the stroll down Main Street with the rest of the family because you already know in advance that you WILL get on Space Mountain. Another really exciting feature with the FastPass+ is the Character Meet and Greet locations. If your daughter always wanted to meet Rapunzel, and you know that you cannot schedule a Character Meal with her, well you can schedule a FastPass + option for the Rapunzel Meet and Greet at the new Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom. You can leave home knowing your little one WILL meet Rapunzel.

The MagicBands are up and running at the Walt Disney World Resort and they are Incredible!

All in all, you will love the benefits of the MagicBands. They are convenient, easy to use, fun to get delivered to your doorstep and to accessorize once you arrive.


Laura Schiely, Kingdom Magic VacationsGuest Author – Laura Schiely I am a Certified Travel Agent specializing in Disney Destinations including Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise , Disneyland and Disney World. I also specialize in Universal Orlando, Princess Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Sandals and Beaches.  As a Travel Planner, I work with my clients to develop a memorable vacation from the point of selecting a vacation destination, to planning the details and follow up when they arrive home. As a home based agent, I have the opportunity to be available for them when they need me. I value my clients time, budget and experience and treat each vacation as if it were my own. Contact me HERE.

Choosing The Right Disney Ticket

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Walt Disney World Resort (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you are getting ready for your first trip to Walt Disney World, chances are you’re very excited, but in order to make sure that your trip is memorable in a good way, it’s going to take a lot of planning. Other than booking your hotel and making travel plans, the most important part of your trip will be deciding what park passes to buy.

Disney offers many park pass options, there is the base ticket, the hopper, the water park option, the list seems to go on and on, but it really doesn’t have to be as confusing as it looks at first glance. Disney’s base ticket option will allow you to enter one park each day. Tickets range from a one day ticket all the way up to the ten day option, you are given absolute freedom in your choices of how to use it. With this choice, you can go in and out of the park of your choice as many times as you like, but you can’t go to any other park during that day.

Choosing the hopper option will allow you to visit all four parks during the same day if you choose. This might be an option for those who wish to visit attractions for younger kids during the day, and allow older children to choose a different park in the evening.

Whatever pass combination you choose, it can be upgraded at any time, as long as you have one day left on your ticket. For those planning a shorter stay, the base pass is a good choice because while you can always upgrade, you won’t have your money refunded after the ticket is already purchased.

Contact us today to find out which tickets work best for you!

Swampy’s Walt Disney World Resort Dream Vacation

If you love to play mobile games, like my son and husband do, you’re in for a treat today. Our new pal Swampy, from the free Disney mobile game “Where’s My Water?,” is off to Walt Disney World Resort!

Swampy’s Walt Disney World Resort Dream Vacation

In the game, players help Swampy the Alligator get clean water for a shower by digging tunnels and connecting pipes. But the game just got more exciting: the free version of the app now features a hidden level inspired by Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, featuring a variety of pipes with twists and turns, plus three different choices of two black pipes down which the player can send the water.

Tip: You can access the Typhoon Lagoon level at any time. Just look at the bottom of the collection screen for the inner tube icon and tap it to unlock the secret level inspired by the water park.

To download the app or to find out more about “Where’s My Water,”click here for iOS and here for Android.

Be Our Guest Restaurant Menus are Here: Lunch & Dinner

Now that we know reservations for the new at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park will be opening up beginning at noon August 20, it’s time to take a look at what choices you will have to feast on. Take a look at both the dinner and lunch menus below available for download.

Which one do you think you will enjoy tasting more?

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