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  • On Jan 8, 2020
    Christopher from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I don't have an annual pass and I'm not staying at a disney resort. So I was mailed magic cards. Can I still utilize the bands if I buy them or am I stuck with the cards?

    Hi, Christopher!

    Thanks so much for sending your question to us at Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am sure that many other Guests have this same question!

    When Guests travel to Walt Disney World, they may use the cards they are given as their Theme Park Tickets to enter the parks as well as to access their FastPass+ plans. While some Guests may also be given complimentary MagicBands through a Walt Disney World Resort hotel stay or via the purchase of an Annual Pass, purchased MagicBands can be linked to Guest's My Disney Experience accounts, too! Take a look at these MagicBand options available for purchase at shop Disney; I'm sure that you will find many that you'll love!

    Adding these MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account is easy, too. Just go to the MagicBands link above, then scroll down to "Link a MagicBand that You Purchase" and follow those easy steps to add them. Once added, you will be able to use these MagicBands for this trip as well as those in your future, as long as you leave them set as "Active" in your account.

    Don't forget to download the very helpful My Disney Experience mobile app, too, so that you can keep track of all of those plans that your MagicBands will unlock for you!

    Happy shopping and planning, Christopher! Be sure to send us additional questions as you think of them, too. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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