Thanks to a source familiar with the situation, we now have a largely complete picture of how the full MyMagic+
experience will work when it goes live later this year at Walt Disney World. The exact details are changing fairly frequently and there will still likely be changes between now and the full launch. So remember, none of this information is set in stone.
- You will be able to make FASTPASS+ reservations 60 days out from arrival, plus 10 days, similar to resort reservation dining.
- The guest will select the park and the three preferred experiences. The system will then return up to 4 groups of availability from which to pick - early, mid day, late, or all day.
- Grouping of guests allows one My Disney Experience user to copy the details to others traveling in that party with same FASTPASS+ reservations.
- FASTPASS+ allows one park per day.
- Return policies will be similar to current FASTPASS - must arrive within time window.
- You will be able to modify your selected park until you use your first FASTPASS+. Once you use the first FASTPASS+ you can then only modify your remaining FASTPASS+ reservations at that park, and cannot switch park.
- If you do not have a My Disney Experience account setup you will not be able to use FASTPASS+. Old non-RFID tickets can be converted but will be tied to a My Disney Experience account. This will make reselling of partially used tickets very difficult.
- Colors available will include: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Gray, Purple.
- The bands will be shipped worldwide to the guest within 30 to 10 days of arrival.
- If inside 10 days, the MagicBands will be shipped to the resort.
- If within 5 days of arrival no color choice is available, and gray will be supplied and shipped to resort.
- Any replacement bands will be gray.
- The band is waterproof, but does not float, and is equipped with a 3 year battery.
- Each MagicBand can handle multiple ticket entitlements.
- AP holders will have the same FASTPASS+ rules as resort guests, with 60 days out reservations, for one park only per day, and three selections per day.
- Passholders will be able to add a credit card to the MagicBand and RFID card to allow 'touch to pay' charging.
- First replacement band will be free, additional replacements will cost $50.
- The RFID card will still be required for discounts.
Parking with MagicBands
- The parking plaza booths will be equipped with RFID touch points to validate parking.
In Park Kiosks
- For those without a smartphone, there will be kiosks in the parks. All guest relations will be equipped, and each park will also have a dedicated area. Magic Kingdom already has a location setup in Town Square Theatre. Epcot will use the old World Key kiosk area. The remaining locations are to be determined.
Jun 25, 2013 / 8:00am EDT