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  • On Jan 30, 2023
    Karen from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How far in advance can you set up your magic band once it is received, our tickets are not til December 2023.

    Hello Karen! That’s a great question! With a huge variety from which to choose, MagicBands are not only a great way to accessorize your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, but they are a great way to add convenience to your vacation as well!

    You can link our MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account as soon as you have them in hand! I link them as soon as I can just to make sure that everything is working properly. Linking can be done very easily on your My Disney Experience mobile app! On the app, go to the menu (three gray horizontal lines at the bottom right of your screen). When the tiles appear, tap the tile that states, “MagicBands and More.” There will be a section titled, “Link Your MagicBand or Card.” When you tap there, you will be prompted to follow the directions for linking your MagicBand or MagicBand+.

    Your MagicBand can be used for anything from being your resort room key to being your method of payment for most purchases made during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! And now, MagicBand+ adds even more magic right to your wrist! My favorite feature of MagicBand+ is the ability to interact with the “Fab 50” character statues added to four Disney Parks during the 50th-anniversary celebration! By waving your MagicBand+ in front of the statues, they will provide you with a special greeting that is sure to add some magic to your vacation!

    Happy planning!


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Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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