Wednesday, April 2, 2014
MagicBands and Fastpass+ for offsite guests
On Monday, March 31st, Disney continued there expansion of the MyMagic+. Now guests staying offsite can enjoy some of the same privileges of MyMagic+ as onsite guests do. I say some because there are some differences.
Difference number 1 - onsite guests can book their Fastpass+ reservations at 60 days out from checkin. Offsite guests have to wait until 30 days out. While this will not hugely impact most selections, popular attractions may be long gone by the time their window opens - think meet and greet with the Frozen characters Anna and Elsa!
Difference number 2 - onsite guests get a MagicBand for FREE with their resort reservation, whether it be a room only and they buy their tickets separately or have them from a previous trip or as part of a package. Offsite guests have to purchase their MagicBand for $12.95 plus tax per band. If they chose not to purchase a band their park ticket will work the same as a MagicBand would.
Difference number 3 - obviously just as before when staying offsite your MagicBand or ticket would not have any charging abilities.
Here's the media sent to travel agents from Disney: