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> Latest News > My Magic Plus, ATD's Definitive Guide

My Magic Plus, ATD's Definitive Guide

By date Sat, 23/11/2013 - 13:56

tag Disneys Animal Kingdom, Disneys Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Travel Advice,

Learn all about Disney's MyMagic+

Everything you ever needed to know (and more!) about the Disney My Magic+ system. Please read on and if you have any specific questions that are not answered below, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 975 0002 or email us on sales@attraction-tickets-direct.co.uk and we‘ll be very happy to help.

An Overview of MyMagic+

MyMagic+: The Headlines

  • MyMagic+ enables you book your favourite rides, attractions and viewing areas for the parades and fireworks up to 60 days in advance of your holiday for on-site guests and 30 days in advance for off-site guests, using the FastPass+ service. You can reserve seats at your favourite restaurants up to 180 days in advance regardless of where you are staying.
  • Guests can also manage their ride bookings on site, via the handy My Disney Experience App.
  • If you change your mind dont worry. You can amend your itinerary on the go in the park using the free WiFi available throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Alternatively, cast members are on hand to help.
  • All My Magic+ customers will be provided with a card or a wrist band to track their bookings and purchases.
  • All our tickets are MyMagic+ ready, so as soon as you have received your tickets, you can start to plan what to do when you get there. We are also on hand to answer any questions you may have and help ensure you get the very most out of your time at Disney.

What is MyMagic+?

MyMagic+ enables you to take control of the time you spend in Walt Disney World Resort in Florida like never before. You can personalize your whole trip before you travel, ensuring that you get to experience everything on your wish list.

With MyMagic+ you can pre-book a whole range of rides, attractions and shows, make reservations at your favourite restaurants, plus a whole lot more.

It's one of the most exciting developments to take place at Walt Disney World for many years and Attraction Tickets Direct are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

When Can I Start Using MyMagic+?

The Disney tickets Attraction Tickets Direct issue are MyMagic+ ready, so as soon as you receive your Disney tickets you can start enjoying the benefits of MyMagic+.

On-site Guests:

On-site refers to any customers who are staying in a Disney Resort Hotel. These guests therefore have a room and ticket and can start making FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance.

Off-site Guests:

Off-site guests refer to anyone staying on a property outside of the Walt Disney World Resort. In this instance, customers will only have a Disney ticket as opposed to a room and ticket and can start making FastPass+ reservations up to 30 days in advance.

What are the benefits?

The idea of MyMagic+ is that by planning your time in advance, you maximise your time in the Parks. This way, you get to spend quality time in the Parks with your friends and family, allowing you to savour every magical moment!

All of the following benefits can be booked in advance of your arrival. You can also take control of your itinerary on the go using Disney’s super-fast WiFi internet access, which is available throughout the Resort.

To unlock the benefits of MyMagic+ you MUST first pre-book your park tickets before you travel. Once you have your park tickets, you will be able to complete your profile on My Disney Experience and start to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Plan your time at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida using a great range of online and mobile tools (including an app) to help you take control of your holiday.
  • Reserve attractions for each day of your holiday using Disney’s FastPass+.
  • Reserve a window to visit selected entertainment experiences, Character Greetings and viewing areas for parades and fireworks.
  • Make reservations at your favourite park restaurants.
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What’s the difference between MyMagic+, FastPass+ and My Disney Experience?

MyMagic+ is the overarching name given to the whole project. There are many many elements that go into making MyMagic+ work; for example the free WiFi that is available around the Parks to enable you to have the flexibility to be able to change your plans on the go. That and many other elements all go towards creating the whole MyMagic+ experience.

FastPass+ is the system used for making reservations for your favourite rides and attractions. This enables you to pre-book a time slot to beat the queues at your favourite attractions, book a character greeting or guarantee a seat at the shows. You can pre-book up to three FastPasses per day, all of which must initially be made at the same park. Once you have used all of them, you can book additional FastPasses, including at different parks, but you must use each one before making another.

My Disney Experience is where you create your personal profile and start building your personal holiday itinerary. With My Disney Experience you can:

  • Plan your holiday time at Walt Disney World Florida and familiarise yourself with all the rides and attractions available.
  • Use some great planning tools such as park maps which highlight the top attractions in each park.
  • Pre-book your favourite restaurants to ensure you can make the most of your time in the Parks.
  • Access Disney’s FastPass+ to pre-book your rides and attractions. If you aren’t sure what to select, try a FastPicks recommendation to quickly add multiple FastPass+ options to your plans!

With My Disney Experience, you can also:

  • Link your family and friends to your profile so you can share plans together.
  • View your day-by-day plans, including all your dining reservations, Wish List items and FastPass+ arrival window times.
  • Download the mobile app – with this you will be able to do everything listed above, plus see real-time attraction wait times and more!
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Why should I book my Disney tickets through ATD?

At Attraction Tickets Direct we send you ‘Disney MyMagic+ ready tickets’ as soon as you have paid in full and we guarantee delivery within 7 days free of charge. This means that as soon as you receive your tickets you will be in a position to take full advantage of MyMagic+.

Customers who book through a travel agent may only receive their tickets a few days before they depart for Orlando. In this instance, it’s too late to take advantage of all the benefits that MyMagic+ offers, so the earlier you book the better.

Attraction Tickets Direct is the largest re-seller of Disney tickets in the UK. Our information comes directly from Disney rather than via any 3rd party and our staff are fully trained with regards to every aspect of MyMagic+.

So if you need any help at all in planning your holiday, we are very happy to help.

Do your Disney tickets include MyMagic+?

Yes, every Disney ticket that Attraction Tickets Direct sells includes MyMagic+, so every ticket bought through Attraction Tickets Direct will enable you to benefit from all the MyMagic+ features*.

Look out for the MyMagic+ Symbol on your tickets when you receive them!

What's the difference between the MyMagic+ Bands and Cards?

This is probably the single biggest area of confusion surrounding MyMagic+. We have had many customers asking about the difference between the two options, so hopefully the following information will dispel any myths.

Magic Bands are issued to on-site guests.

Any customers staying at a Disney Hotel will be issued with a Magic Band. The bands include the room and ticket details (plus dining if purchased) and are designed for on-site guests to wear for convenience.

Cards are issued to off-site guests.

Anyone who has bought a ticket only without a Disney Hotel will be issued with a Magic Card. The Magic Card, like the Magic Band, contains your ticket details and has been designed for off-site guests convenience around the Parks.

The very latest Cards look like this and display the MyMagic+ Symbol:

On the reverse you will be asked to sign your card before you activate it. The ticket number in the bottom left corner is the number you enter to complete your My Disney Experience profile, so you can begin to personalise your holiday plans.

Can I use my Card to pay on-site?

You will be able to use your card to gain admission to Disney theme Parks and Water Parks with valid admission. We are still awaiting confirmation on additional functionalities the card will feature.

My Memory Maker

My Memory Maker is essentially Disney’s Photo Pass package. If you are travelling from 2016 onwards, this is included into the price of your ticket and enables you to have professional quality photos taken of you and your group throughout the resort and loaded to your MagicBand or Card. You can then view and download these free of charge when you return home.

Can I swap my card for a band?

Guests not staying at a Disney hotel will be issued with a card, however should you wish to change this for a MagicBand, then this can be done at the parks, although there is a charge to purchase the MagicBand.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I miss a reserved ride time or I want to make a change to my FastPass+ plans?

Changes can be made before you arrive at Disney or on the day using the free WiFi that's available throughout the Parks. By logging in to MyDisneyExperience, guests have the flexibility to change their plans on the go. If you miss a time don't worry. Providing there is availability later in the day, you can simply move your pre-booked ride time to a more suitable slot. If you would like help, kiosks are available throughout the Parks so you can access MyDisneyExperience from there. Alternatively, Cast Members are on hand to help and revised print-outs of your new itinerary can be provided.

How far in advance can I make restaurant reservations?

Dining reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance.

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