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  • On Jan 15, 2023
    Laurie from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there. My husband has a magic band already, can I just purchase one for me with pre arrival? Or do I have to buy one for both of us.

    Hi Laurie! Thank you for reaching out to planDisney.

    MagicBands are such a fun, convenient, and well, magical accessory to use when exploring the Walt Disney World Resort. You can use them to gain entry into the parks, open the door of your room at a Disney Resort Collection hotel, charge many merchandise and food purchases back to your room, and connect pictures taken through the Disney PhotoPass Service to your My Disney Experience mobile app. And now, with the latest version, MagicBand+, this fantastic accessory can unlock even more magic. Try waving to one of the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection statues around the resort with your MagicBand+ on your wrist or taking a peek at it during the nighttime spectaculars! There are plenty of whimsical surprises in store when you are wearing it!

    I'm happy to report that if your husband already has a MagicBand that is in good working condition, he is more than welcome to keep using it at the resort. Just make sure that it is still linked to his account. To do this, have him log in to his My Disney Experience account and select "My MagicBands and Cards" from the My Disney Experience dropdown menu. This is the page where you can order new MagicBands or scroll down and see your existing ones. Find the code on the back of the MagicBand he is looking to use and locate the same one listed under his account. As long as it says active, he should be able to use it!

    As you likely know, if you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you can get discounted MagicBands as long as they are ordered up to 10 days prior to your arrival date. You do not have to order a MagicBand for everyone in your travel party. You can order it just for yourself, for both of you, or no one! On the My MagicBands and Cards page, click "Get Started" and select the person for whom you'd like to select a MagicBand. Then, you'll browse the options and select the one that you'd like to order. You can then personalize it and select "Complete." For anyone who does not want a MagicBand, you would simply not select one.

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation! Please wave hello to the statue of my friends Sebastian and Flounder with your MagicBand+ in Disney's Hollywood Studios!

    Life is the bubbles,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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