• On Apr 16, 2021
    Laura from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I use Disney Magic bands from a friend that were used 3-4 years ago and reactivate them for my vacation next month? If so- how?

    Heigh-Ho Laura,

    Thank you for bringing your Walt Disney World question to us and I am happy to answer your curiouser and curiouser inquiry.

    Guests, with a valid Walt Disney World ticket, have a couple of ticket formats they can use for entrance into the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. A hard ticket, called the Key to the World card, can be picked up at a Guest Relations/Ticket counter prior to entry into your first Walt Disney World Theme park. Have on hand a confirmation email or if your tickets are linked to your My Disney Experience, then a Cast Member can confirm via that way as well. A second, and new format is the Disney MagicMobile service, which is created through your My Disney Experience mobile app. Currently, only available for Apple devices and soon to be ready for Android devices, Guests can create a digital pass for their Walt Disney World tickets to store in their Apple Wallet. Guests will simply need their Apple device to scan on the access point and start their Magical Day. 

    And finally, the iconic MagicBand which comes in a variety of colors and designs is very popular amongst Guests. Adorned around your wrist, this stylish band is tapped on the access points for you to gain entry to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Guests are able to purchase MagicBands online or in a variety of locations around the Walt Disney World Resort and assign them to Guests through their My Disney Experience profile. BUT once assigned to a Guest, MagicBands can not be transferred to another Guest. So I am sorry to inform you, you can not use your friends MagicBands but you do have several options when it comes to accessing your Walt Disney World tickets.

    If I can be of any further assistance, with your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation, feel free to ask, check out our Instagram (@planDisneypanel) for more Disney Magic and may your upcoming stay be filled with many magical and memorable moments.

    Have a Practically Perfect Day,

    Amy M. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

I am a Dreamer who has always believed dreams are meant to be the path to your future. Walt Disney, I believe, felt the same way, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Disney has always been proof that endless imagination and the passion to make them come to fruition is possible. I will never be to old for Disney, it is home to all of us Dreamers. 

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