MagicBand+ and Smart Phone
  • On Jun 4, 2023
    James from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I link my son's magic band to my phone when it says it's already been claimed.

    Hi there, James!  Welcome to planDisney!

    When visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks, MagicBands make everything so convenient!  Entering the theme parks (with valid park tickets), accessing Lightning Lane entrances (with the purchase of Disney Genie+ service), and linking your Disney PhotoPass pictures to your My Disney Experience account can all be done with just a tap of your wrist.  Also, Disney Resorts Collection Guests can use their MagicBands as their room key and use it to charge purchases to their resort hotel room.

    When a new MagicBand is purchased, it will need to be linked to a Guest's My Disney Experience profile.  Once the band is linked to a Guest's profile it is "claimed" and is non-transferable.  In addition to assigning each MagicBand to a Guest, if you have purchased the newest version of MagicBands, the MagicBand+, you can also pair it to your smartphone.  Although your son's MagicBand+ is linked to his My Disney Experience profile, you should still be able to pair it to your phone.  In fact, I have each of my family members' bands paired to my phone.

    To pair your son's MagicBand+ to your phone, open your My Disney Experience mobile app and click on the three lines in the bottom-right of the screen.  Next, click on the "MagicBands and More" button.  Now you should see each MagicBand+ listed.  Click on your son's band and then click "Bluetooth" to pair it with your phone (you'll need to have his MagicBand+ physically near your phone to complete the pairing process).  If you have any issues with this process, feel free to call the Help Center phone number for MagicBands and a Cast Member should be able to get everything straightened out for you.

    During your visit to Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to stop by Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disney's Hollywood Studios where you can use your MagicBand+ to play the Batuu Bounty Hunters game.  You'll also love the way your MagicBand+ interacts with the various nighttime spectaculars in the theme parks.

    Wishing you a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
    Samantha
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