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  • On May 2, 2021
    Chris from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you use magic band from 2016? or should we purchase new ones? Also how far in advance must you register for a park and is this done through the app?

    Howdy Chris!

    Welcome to planDisney!  I am super excited for you!  You will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort at the perfect time!  Thank you for sharing these great questions with us!

    I love all of my MagicBands!  Since your MagicBands are around five years old, I recommend ordering new MagicBands.  The MagicBands are typically good for a couple of years.  With the wide variety of MagicBands currently available, I am sure you will find a color or design that works “Practically Perfect” for your next vacation!

    Since you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort during the beginning of their monumental celebration, I recommend making all of your Disney Park Pass Reservations as soon as possible!  When you open up your My Disney Experience, you will see the “Park Reservation” option.  If you hover over this option, then “Make a Park Reservation” will pop up.  This is where you will make each of your Disney Park Pass Reservations.  If you are using the My Disney Experience App on your smartphone, you will see the “Plus” option at the bottom. After choosing this option, you will see “Make a Park Reservation” in the list of options.  It will only take a couple of minutes to make all of your Disney Park Pass Reservations from your device, and then you will be all set for your unforgettable vacation this October!

    I highly recommend making all of your reservations as soon as possible, so you are guaranteed to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime 18-month event at the Walt Disney World Resort!  Since Mickey and his pals opened their doors to guests in 1971, this October will mark 50 years of “Making Dreams Come True!”  This EPIC mark on Walt Disney World history will be a celebration you will not want to miss!  To stay informed of all the announcements as they are made, go to “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” and “Sign Up!”

    To stay up-to-date on everything on the Walt Disney World Resort horizon, check out the Disney Parks Blog!  If you have any more questions, Chris, please come back to planDisney!  We look forward to helping you again!

    See Ya Real Soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Tamela, Alabama

Howdy, y'all! I'm Tamela from Alabama and Walt Disney World has been my home away from home for over 40 years. My husband and our two sons love our Walt Disney World vacations and we love helping others with theirs. I have experienced the Walt Disney World resort as a child, teen, single adult, couple with and without babies, and beyond! I love to help plan multi-generational and large group vacations. I look forward to helping you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation. Learn More About Tamela

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