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  • On Dec 17, 2023
    Steven from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm surprising our family with a trip to Disneyland in February and I've already bought our passes. I also bought brand new Magic Bands but how to I load the passes I just bought to a brand new Magic Band?

    Hello Steven!

    Welcome to planDisney! I love the new MagicBand+ because not only are they adorable and colorful they are also very functional. 

    Welcome to the world of MagicBands! The first step in linking your MagicBand+ to your ticket is to first make sure you have your tickets linked! Download the Disneyland Mobile App and click on the ☰ symbol on the bottom right. Select "Tickets and Passes" and then "Link Tickets & Passes" if you don't see your tickets already there. Just follow the prompts and you have completed the first step. Next, I want you to link your MagicBand+ to the app and set it up. Charge your band and turn it on. Tap the band on your phone and open up your Disneyland app. Instructions should pop up to assist you but let's say it doesn't. It would be remiss of me to not give you more direction. So stay with me as I help you further. If nothing starts up then just click  ☰ on the bottom right again and select "MagicBand+" Choose "Add MagicBand+ " and follow the prompts again.  There will be options to link a ticket that you have already prepared to be linked in earlier steps. That should be it! If you continue to have issues you can resolve them very easily when you arrive in the Parks and speak to Guest Relations Cast Members. It's just easier and quicker in person in my opinion. 

    I have not addressed this, but my friend, you are a gem. You are surprising your family with a trip to Disneyland Resort! I don't know how long you will be in the Parks but February 22 to 23 is Anaheim Ducks Days. The Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club is having its 30th Anniversary and celebrating in the Parks! If you have any hockey fans in the family make sure to check it out. Maybe your family can recreate the flying "V" from The Mighty Ducks movie with them! (I don't advise it but my dorky self would consider it)

    I hope you have a fabulous time and make amazing memories!

    Happy Planning!
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