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  • On Jun 4, 2022
    Kerry 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 would like to buy magic bands and link my tickets to them. Not sure how to do it. We have bands from about 5 years ago, so I think we need new ones. My husband already bought the tickets and made park reservations.

    Hey there, Kerry! Welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with your vacation planning question.

    Eek! In less than a month, you'll be arriving at The Most Magical Place on Earth, ready to begin your next magical adventure. How exciting! I also love the ease and convenience of using a MagicBand for Resort room entry, park admission, Lightning Lane entry and more! I always order a new MagicBand before every Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and I coordinate my MagicBand with the day's theme park and outfit. I completely understand your wanting to use a MagicBand for your upcoming summer vacation, and I'm thrilled to answer your question today.

    First, I suggest logging in to your My Disney Experience account online, clicking on "My MagicBands and Cards" and scrolling down to "Manage MagicBands or Cards." Here, you will be able to see if the MagicBands you already have are still active by clicking the little arrow to the left of each Guest's name. If it says "Active" next to the MagicBand, then that MagicBand is still active and should still work, as long as your tickets and Theme Park Pass reservations are linked to your My Disney Experience account.

    If your MagicBands are no longer active or if you would like to order new Bands and you're staying at one of the Disney Resorts Collection Hotels, you can order discounted, pre-arrival MagicBands on the top of the MagicBands and Cards page by clicking the blue "Get Started" button. Not staying at a Disney Resort Hotel? Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries!" You can order adorable new MagicBands from the shopDisney website and just follow the simple instructions that come with the MagicBands to link them to your My Disney Experience account.

    If you don't see any MagicBands you love on shopDisney, you can always enter the theme parks by downloading your Disney MagicMobile Pass from your My Disney Experience app to your smartphone's digital wallet, and then shop for your perfect MagicBand once you're in the park. You can also find a huge selection of MagicBands in Disney Springs!

    Did you hear that the new MagicBand+ is coming soon?! While I don't know exactly when these new, oh-so-cool Bands will be released, they're set to launch this summer! MagicBand+ will not only provide the same easy convenience as the current MagicBands, but they will also allow you to interact with things, events and activities throughout the theme parks! They look like SO much fun, and I can't wait to try them out. You might want to wait and see if these awesome new Bands will be available for your summer vacation before you make your decision and your purchase!

    I hope this was helpful, Kerry, and I hope you have the BEST summer vacation, full of fun and magical memories! Please stop by any time with any planning questions you may have along the way. You've got a friend in me!

    I hope to see ya real soon,

    Mandy
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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