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  • On Apr 22, 2023
    Samantha from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I just bought an Incredible-pass for the first time, will my old Magic Bands automatically link to my Pass or do I need to buy new ones? Also, is my payment renewal date the date of initial payment or date of activation?

    Hi there!  From one Samantha to another, welcome to planDisney!

    First of all, let me say congratulations on becoming a first-time Walt Disney World Annual Passholder!  You're going to love all of the magic that your Disney Incredi-Pass unlocks for you, including some great Passholder discounts.  Be sure to check the Special Offers, Deals & Discounts page on the Walt Disney World Resort website whenever you plan a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth.  You can often find some amazing deals on Disney Resorts Collection hotel rooms for Annual Passholders.

    Your MagicBand or MagicBand+ has access to all of the information in your My Disney Experience account.  So once you link your Annual Pass to your My Disney Experience account, you'll still be able to use your current MagicBands.  Although, with all of the cute MagicBand designs that are available, I wouldn't blame you if you wanted to buy another one just for fun.

    When you first link your Annual Pass to your My Disney Experience account, the expiration date shown will be a year from the purchase date.  However, when you first use your Annual Pass to enter a Walt Disney World theme park, that expiration date will switch to one year from the date of the first use.  So you will end up needing to renew your pass one year from the date that you first use it.

    Samantha, I hope you make lots of magical memories during your first year as a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder.  If we can help you with any additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  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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