For Annual Passholders and those staying on Disney Resort property, MagicBands are considered essential. With a MagicBand you have all the Disney magic right at your fingertips (or in this case, right on your wrist). While there are still those who rely on cards, MagicBands have emerged to become the more popular choice, as they serve a host of functions. Your MagicBand acts as your room key, park entry ticket, meal card (for those with a Disney Dining Plan) and can even be linked to credit cards and used for making purchases. You can customize and order your very own MagicBand online while booking your vacation, and it will be delivered to you prior to your trip. But if you are for any reason unable to do so, you may pick up MagicBands from your hotel’s concierge or purchase them (and have them customized and activated) at a number of locations throughout the various parks and other Disney affiliated locales.