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  • On Feb 16, 2020
    David from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How can I be certain my Disney tickets are linked to my Magic Bands? I purchased magic bands a couple of years ago and linked them to my Disney account. I just received tickets and linked them to my account. Does that mean they are now on my bands?

    Hi, David!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What did we ever do without MagicBands?  Wearing your MagicBand allows you to unlock your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room, enter the theme parks (with valid admission), use your FastPass+ selections, and connect your Disney PhotoPass Service 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!

    When you link a MagicBand to your My Disney Experience account, the MagicBand can be used to access any of the information in your account, including your theme park tickets.  You can have several active MagicBands linked to your account at one time.  I like to match my various MagicBands to my outfit each day! 

    To see if a MagicBand is still active, open your My Disney Experience mobile app, and tap the three lines in the bottom-right corner of your screen.  Next, scroll down to "My Profile."  Under "My Profile," click "MagicBands & Cards."  This will show you a list of your active MagicBands.

    As long as a MagicBand is active, it may be used over and over again until the battery runs out.  If the batteries are still working in the MagicBands that you already own, you could certainly use them to access your theme park tickets for your upcoming trip.  However, if they are already a few years old, there may not be any life left in those batteries.  I would plan on bringing the hard copy of your theme park tickets with you just in case.

    If you will be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel during your upcoming vacation, you will receive a new complimentary MagicBand for each guest on your resort hotel reservation.  If you will not be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, but would still like to have a new MagicBand for your visit, MagicBands may be purchased online at shopDisney or at many retail locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Have a magical day!
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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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