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Allergic to MagicBands

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“I am allergic to the material in the magic band is there an alternative method, like a ID on a lanyard similar to the pins collectors wear?”

Allergic to Magic Bands?


MagicBands can cause problems for guests with allergies to certain materials – Photo by Brett Svenson

Disney is known far and wide to be a leader in customer service when dealing with guests food allergies, but can you expect the same level of service if you have a bad reaction to MagicBands? Don’t you worry about a thing, Disney is going to take real good care of you.

Way back in the day before MagicBands, there was the Key to the World card. You could use this for your room key, park tickets, Disney Dining Plan and even room charges. It’s a little plastic card the same size as a credit card, and you could put it in your pocket, or wear it on one of those neat pin trader lanyards. While they aren’t automatically issued to guests anymore, you can simply ask for one at check in and the front desk will be happy to whip one up for you.

The Key to the World card can be used for everything you can use the Magic Band for, including “tapping the Mickey” for FastPass+. All your information that’s linked in My Disney Experience and would usually go on a MagicBand will go on the card. It’s as easy as bibbidi bobbidi boo.

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There’s one other option to consider, depending on the severity of your allergy. With the new MagicBand2 there is a removable “puck” which you can take out of the band and put into a MagicKeeper (a little round or Mickey shaped holder) which can go on a lanyard, a zipper, or in your pocket. If you just can’t wear the MagicBand all the time with direct skin contact but won’t have a problem using the puck in another casing, this might be a plan for you.

You can buy a MagicKeeper in any of the hotel gift shops.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

If you can’t wear a MagicBand because of allergies, that’s a-okay! Use a Magic Keeper or get an old-school Key to the World card and you’ll be on your way to having fun with your family at WDW, no allergic reaction necessary.


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