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  • On Jul 31, 2019
    Denise from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have friends not staying on the grounds. They bought Magic Bands. Can they use them!

    Hi Denise!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. One of the wondEARful benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel is receiving a complimentary MagicBand, but even for Guests staying off property they can be useful!

    Your friend will need to log in to their My Disney Experience account to connect their new MagicBands. They'll click on the My Disney Experience logo in the top right hand corner then select My MagicBands & Cards. If they scroll to the bottom of that page, they should see the option for linking their new bands. While they won't be able to make charges back to their room, they can still use their band to connect their tickets for entry into the parks and FastPass+ reservations throughout their stay. 

    If your friend plans on using Disney PhotoPass Service throughout their stay, they can also scan their MagicBand for photos to show up in My Disney Experience. There are a handful of attractions that your photo automatically links based on your MagicBand passing through a certain point, so they wouldn't receive these PhotoPass images without a MagicBand. 

    I hope this helped to answer your question! Please come back and visit us again.


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