• On Jun 29, 2021
    Nancy from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    After getting our magic bands, is there anything that we need to do to activate them or are they already to go?

    Hi Nancy,

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so excited to see you planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Wow! Your arrival date is quickly approaching! As long as you can see your MagicBands linked in My Disney Experience and correctly assigned to each member of your travel party, you should be good to go. Just log into My Disney Experience and click on My MagicBands and Cards. If you do not see them correctly linked and assigned, you will need to link and assign them. 

    First, make sure that everyone for whom you have a MagicBand is linked or listed in your My Family & Friends List in My Disney Experience. Then, you will need to link those MagicBands. As long as they are linked and listed as active, you are good to go. If you misplace one, you can log into My Disney Experience, click on MagicBands and Cards, and deactivate it. 

    I assume you made some advanced dining reservations. If not, check for availability now. You can also use Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering and check Mobile Dine Walk-up Availability in the My Disney Experience Mobile App. On our most recent visit, I loved also using Mobile Dine Check-in. With each of these digital tools, we found it easier to manage our vacation planning on the go.

    Nancy, it's time to get packed! Take one last look at our Top 10 Packing List and make sure your crew has matching gear. Also review the operational updates since policies and procedures could change. We cannot wait to welcome you to a world of magic!

    Magic and memories,
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