• On Sep 2, 2018
    Joan from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a Magic Band that I got previously with a annual pass. This year I have a 3 day pass. Can I use my magic band? Do I have to stop at a ticket booth the first day?

    Hello Joan! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family has taken to using the multiple MagicBands we have received from our Walt Disney World Resort vacations and linked them together to create a decoration for our Christmas tree.

    We try to use our MagicBands on any recurring trips to speed up our Disney's Magical Express experience, but always like customizing and receiving our new ones during each stay at a Disney Resort Hotel. As Canadians, we do not receive our new MagicBands until we arrive at our Walt Disney World Resort Hotel since they will not ship them internationally. Still, we are able to use our old MagicBands up until that point.

    As you have your MagicBand as a previous Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder, you can definitely continue to use that to scan for any FastPass+ Selections and PhotoPass Photographers during your next visit. If you link your 3-day Theme Park Admission to the same My Disney Experience Account as your Annual Passholder MagciBand was linked to, you can continue to use your MagicBand without having to visit Guest Services.

    Your Theme Park Admission will automatically be used the next time you scan said MagicBand for admission to the Theme Parks.

    The only exception will be if the internal battery for your MagicBand is no longer operational. I have yet to have that problem with any of my previous MagicBands, personally.

    Have a Magical Visit!

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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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