• On Jul 20, 2018
    Deborah from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have decided to purchase Annual Passes for our trip in in 30 days. How does it work with the magic bands since ours have already been shipped? Is the AP linked to the magic band like a ticket? How does Photo Pass work?

    Hi Deborah,

    Ooh...congratulations on joining the Annual Passholder family! That's SO exciting! You're going to absolutely LOVE not only being able to visit the most magical place on earth whenever you'd like, but also taking advantage of all of the great benefits and discounts that come along with it!

    As an Annual Passholder, you'll receive a MagicBand with a decorative slider that you may use whenever you'd like, but you'll be also eligible for a new MagicBand each time you stay at a Disney Resort hotel. Feel free to use whichever MagicBand you'd like! They'll all be connected to your My Disney Experience account and since no actual information is ever stored on them, they simply access all of the information stored in your account, like your tickets or passes. If you don't want that many MagicBands, you're welcome to decline them in your My Disney Experience account, and all of the ones that you do have may be managed there as well by clicking whether you want them to be active or inactive.

    If your Annual Pass includes PhotoPass downloads, you may simply have the photographer scan your Annual Pass, MagicBand, or a PhotoPass card to link any photos to your My Disney Experience account, then view, share, or download them directly from there. It's super easy and a wonderful way to turn all of your magical vacation experiences into happy life-long memories!

    Thanks so much for stopping back by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Deborah, and have a magical year celebrating traditions and experiencing new favorites with your Annual Pass!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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