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  • On Oct 6, 2019
    Sandi from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We just booked another trip to Disney World for March. Will we get new Magic Bands or do we have to bring ours from our last trip (we are coming from Canada so we pick them up at the resort)

    Hi, Sandi!  Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What did we ever do without MagicBands?  Wearing your MagicBand allows you to unlock the door of your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room, enter the theme parks (with valid admission), use your FastPass+ selections, and connect your Disney PhotoPass pictures to your My Disney Experience account.  During your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel stay, you can even use your MagicBand to charge purchases to your resort hotel room.  I love that you can do all of this without ever having to fumble through your bag or wallet.  It's all right there on your wrist!

    Each time you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you will receive a new MagicBand.  This is just one of the many benefits of staying right in the middle of the magic.  You will have the option to select one of the complimentary solid-color MagicBands, or even upgrade to a fun design for a small fee.  If you have a MagicBand from a previous visit, you are welcome to bring it along and use it during your upcoming trip.  MagicBands can be reused until the batteries run out.  Just be sure that your MagicBand is still active.  You can do this by viewing the MagicBands assigned to each member of your family in your My Disney Experience account.

    If you will be using MagicBands from a previous trip, you may opt to decline a new MagicBand.  This can also be managed using your My Disney Experience account.  You are also welcome to place a new MagicBand order for your upcoming visit, and bring along your MagicBands from home as well.  I like to pack several different MagicBands and match them to my outfit each day.

    If we can answer any other questions as you get ready for your magical vacation, please visit us again.  See ya real soon!
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Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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