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  • On Jan 15, 2020
    Maria from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello. I was interested in purchasing a specific magic band to use on our upcoming WDW trip. Would I be able to link the band to my account prior to check in at a Resort Hotel? Or would I need to link it after I check in at WDW?

    Hi Maria!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I remember when MagicBands first came out. I thought they were so exciting and loved that I didn’t have to carry around my ticket and could also charge back to my room! At that time, there were only a few colors to choose from, and I remember wishing one day they would carry a purple MagicBand. I had no idea that the options would soon become almost endless!

    If you purchase your MagicBand online or at a retail location, it is quite simple to Link your MagicBand.

    1.) Create or sign into your My Disney Experience account.

    2.) Link your MagicBand to your Disney account. On the back of your MagicBand, you will see a 12 digit ID code. It is located on the backside of the band behind Mickey. Just plug that ID code in, and you can then assign your MagicBand.

    One last tip: since you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you are eligible to begin making your FastPass+ selections beginning 60 days in advance of your stay! You can secure up to 3 FastPass+ selections per day in advance online or through your My Disney Experience Mobile app.
      
    I hope that you have a wonderful trip! Come back to see us again real soon!

    ~Heather
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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