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  • On Jul 21, 2022
    Rachel from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Booked tickets for me & my husband, downloaded MDE. Invited him to my family list, he accepted. Want to get magic bands for both. Will he need to download MDE or can I add bands for both of us on my app? Will this affect reservations/tickets

    Hiya, Rachel.

    I'm so glad you stopped by planDisney today and am excited to hEAR you'll be visiting Walt Disney World Resort next yEAR! You've come to the right place to get all the best tips and advice for planning your dream vacation.

    I have some wonderful news for you, Rachel. You can absolutely link your husband’s MagicBand in your My Disney Experience mobile app, and it will not affect reservations or tickets if you do so. To link a MagicBand, click the three horizontal lines in the bottom right corner and select "My Profile." Select "MagicBands & Cards" from the list of options, then choose the blue box that says "Link a MagicBand or Card." You can either scan the ID number from the back of the MagicBand or manually enter it on the screen. Once you click “Submit,” you will be able to choose which individual to assign it to from your Family & Friends list. Since you mentioned your husband is already on your Family & Friends list, just make sure you choose his name from your list when you are linking his MagicBand specifically.

    Even though you can link your husband’s MagicBand for him, it never hurts to have two devices that have the My Disney Experience mobile app downloaded on them during your vacation, especially when making Disney Genie+ service Lightning Lane selections. There have been times before where my app was not working correctly but my husband’s was, so it was a lifesaver to have the app on his phone too.

    If you haven't heard the news, the newer generation of MagicBand, MagicBand+, launches on July 27th. If you decide to wait and get these new devices, make sure you follow the specific steps for linking a MagicBand+ to your account.   

    Thanks again for stopping by today, Rachel. Please stop by again soon. We are happy to answer any more questions that pop up as you plan out all the magical details of your vacation.

    TTFN (ta-ta for now),

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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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