Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On May 29, 2022
    Rich from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. My family have magic bands for a trip we booked—then cancelled—due to COVID. How can I get these bands to work with our new vacation package? (Just bought it today.)

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Rich. 

    It's so exciting that you were able to reschedule your most magical vacation. There is nothing like a Walt Disney World vacation and sharing it with your family - you are bound to make memories that will last a lifetime! 

    Rich, I think you'll be happy to know that MagicBands are attached to a person, not a particular trip. You will be able to use those bands for your upcoming trip. But, let's make sure they are still active and good to go. 

    To do this, log in to your MyDisneyExpereince account. Then, hover your cursor over the "MyDisneyExperience logo" in the top right-hand corner. This will open up a drop-down menu and you'll want to select the option, "My MagicBands & Cards". When you scroll down you'll see yourself and everyone you manage via the Friends & Family list. You can click on your name and it will show all of the MagicBands associated with you and the MagicBand status. You should see that it is active and that means that it is good to go for your trip. You'll want to do that for everyone in your trip just to be sure but other than that you should be all set. 

    One other thing I will suggest, Rich, is downloading the MyDisneyExperience mobile app to your smartphone device before your trip. I actually use this exclusively now instead of wearing a MagicBand. With the app, I can scan into the theme parks, open my resort room door, collect my PhotoPass downloads and so much more. It's a really convenient tool to have and use but I do suggest familiarizing yourself with it before your trip. 

    I hope this helps, Rich. If you have other planning questions along the way, don't hesitate to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Happy planning! 
    Jackie H.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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