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  • On Sep 17, 2023
    Melissa from NH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I buy a magic band with an upcoming stay, will I be able to use it before my trip? Ex: I am staying at a resort one week but go to the parks prior to my stay. I buy a magic band at a discount with my stay, will it be good for use prior to that?

    Hi Melissa, welcome back to planDisney!

    Once you purchase and link your MagicBand and Theme Park Tickets to your My Disney Experience account you can immediately begin to use your MagicBand.  MagicBands are not specific to one Resort Hotel vacation.  So, if you will be at a Theme Park prior to arrival at your resort, you should have no problem entering the Theme Park with your MagicBand.  In case you didn't know, you can use your MagicBand for more than one vacation.  In fact, I've been using my favorite MagicBand for 5 years (and counting)!

    I would also like to address purchasing your MagicBand at a discount.  It sounds like you will be purchasing the MagicBand through your resort reservation at the pre-arrival price, which is great!  However, if you were thinking about purchasing your MagicBand through a 3rd party, I would like to advise you that if the MagicBand was previously used by another guest, it cannot be transferred to another person.  

    In lieu of MagicBands, some guests prefer to use the new Disney MagicMobile Service located in the My Disney Experience app.  Disney MagicMobile Service is a convenient way to access MagicBand features, like theme park entry, using an eligible smart device such as an iPhone, Apple Watch, or Google Pay-enabled Android phone. 

    Melissa, I hope you find this information helpful.  Please let us know if there is anything further we can assist you with.

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