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  • On May 5, 2023
    Lana from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will the Magic Band 2 function in the park for guests who are under 3 (who are free)? If yes, how do you link them?

    Hi Lana! Thanks for reaching out to planDisney.

    There are currently two different DisneyBands available right now at the resort at different merchandise locations: the second generation and DisneyBand+. DisneyBand+ is the latest version and is my favorite. Of course, they do everything the second generation does. For example, if you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you can unlock your hotel room door, charge items back to your room, and tap into the parks. But in addition, these new DisneyBands also interact with certain attractions, character statues throughout the parks, and nighttime spectaculars like Happily Ever After in Magic Kingdom Park.

    A second-generation DisneyBand (one that does not have the interactive features) would not be able to function if connected to a Guest under 3 because they would need to be linked to an adult's My Disney Experience account to access the parks, charge back to the rooms, etc. However, if you purchase a DisneyBand+ for your Guest under 3, the interactive features (i.e. lighting up with attractions, interacting with statues, etc.) should work. All you would have to do is make sure that your child is listed under "My Family & Friends" and assign the DisneyBand+ to them.

    Lana, I hope that I've answered your question and that you have a wonderful visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. You may want to take the suggestion that my fellow panelist and friend, Nimmy, gave to a Guest asking a similar question. Since these bands tend to be big, even when adjusted, you may want to secure them with a rubber band so they don't fall off your child's small wrists!

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out again! And if you want to know more about planning a vacation to the resort with little ones, be sure to check out the planDisney Guide to Planning your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation with Little Ones and the recent planDisney Podcast that talks about visiting the resort with younger Guests. My friend Nimmy would also be happy to help as well!

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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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