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First Look at the New Key to the World Cards Replacing MagicBands

First Look at the New Key to the World Cards Replacing MagicBands
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We now know that the complimentary MagicBands have become a thing of the past for guests staying on WDW property. However, we now have a new look at the Mickey and Friends Key to the World cards coming to WDW soon!

Magic Bands

One of the awesome perks of booking a stay at a Walt Disney World resort were the complimentary MagicBands that guests would receive. However, even for a guest staying off property MagicBands has its benefits.

Currently, MagicBands allow entrance to the theme parks, connect Disney PhotPass photos to guests accounts and for those staying on property, and allow guests staying on-site to unlock their hotel rooms.

Additionally, MagicBands can be utilized to purchase food and merchandise throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

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The complimentary service of receiving MagicBands was discontinued for Disney World resort arrivals.

“MagicBands will no longer be provided complimentary to Disney Resort hotel Guests with arrivals beginning January 1, 2021. For Disney Resort hotel room entry, Theme Park entry, and charging purchase to your hotel room with a valid credit card, you may use a Key to the World card (provided at the Front Desk). Or, you may use a MagicBand from a past visit or purchase a MagicBand pre-arrival

To learn more about this announcement please click HERE.

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If you are familiar with Disney Cruise Line, then you may already be familiar with Key to the World cards (KTTWC).

They are issued to all guests on Disney Cruise Line voyages. Not only do they allow you to get on and off the ship, but they also serve as a stateroom key, to make purchases in the shops, and for drinks at the bar or at the restaurants.

Fun fact: On the Disney Dream and Fantasy you can use your Key to the World card in a slot to turn on the electricity in your stateroom!

Key to the World Cards Coming to WDW

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Walt Disney World resorts will now be receiving the key cards for guests staying on property.

We now have a sneak peek of what those cards will look like, and I do not think guests will be disappointed as it includes Mickey and Friends!

Here’s a look at the new designs! Image courtesy of yulilin3.

However, do not fret as MagicBands will not go away completely!

Guests who prefer not to purchase a discounted MagicBand will be able to use the My Disney Experience app or a Key to the World card during their visit. We will still offer MagicBands in retail locations and on shopDisney.com, and guests will be able to continue using the wearables throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

Are you looking forward to receiving the new Key to the World cards for your next WDW resort stay?  Let us know on Kenny the Pirate’s Facebook page or join our crew and continue the discussion there.


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