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  • On Apr 21, 2023
    Dawn from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband & I are traveling to DW tomorrow We have the older magic bands. How do I link them to my new park tickets? We are staying off property

    Hiya, Dawn! Welcome to planDisney!

    Can you believe that your magical trip to Walt Disney World Resort is only a day away? I couldn't be more excited for you! But before we can get you standing in front of Cinderella Castle, let's talk about MagicBands and your park tickets.

    Dawn, your My Disney Experience account is a truly magical thing! This is the "hub" where all of your vacation plans reside. Anything that's linked to your My Disney Experience account will have easy access to each other. That means that if your MagicBands are linked to your account, and your park tickets are linked to your account, then you will automatically be able to access your park tickets with your MagicBands! To check this, log into your account online and click My MagicBands and Cards. Scroll down past "Manage MagicBands or Cards" to make sure that the correct MagicBands are active. As long as your MagicBands are used by the Guests they were originally linked to, you'll be able to reuse your MagicBands.

    However, you'll want to make sure that your MagicBands are in working order. The battery health begins to decline 2-3 years after use, which means that you may have limited ability to receive Disney PhotoPass attraction videos and photos. You may want to purchase a new MagicBand when you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort (and if you do, make sure that you link it to your account!). However, you can also use the complimentary Disney MagicMobile service. This is a digital pass that can be accessed through your My Disney Experience app, allowing you to enter the theme parks just like a MagicBand.

    Speaking of the My Disney Experience app, take a little time to download and explore it before you arrive! This is a great way to unlock everything that Walt Disney World Resort has to offer during your trip. You'll be able to check wait times for attractions, access virtual queues, and even mobile order food.

    If you have any other questions, please visit us again. After all, you've got a friend in me!

    See ya real soon!
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Hello from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, also known as Pittsburgh! My husband and I live in a little town that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. where we often find ourselves seeking out ice cream, finding new adventures, and having lightsaber battles in our backyard. While we love to travel to galaxies far, far away, we consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I can't wait to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacations! Learn More About Michelle

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