• On Jul 30, 2021
    Jeanie from TX 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 are the Magic Bands activated?

    Hi Jeanie! Welcome to planDisney!

    Tomorrow is the big day! It is the day that you make your way to the Walt Disney World Resort! I know just how excited you must be feeling right now. If you have plans to visit Magic Kingdom Park, make sure to spend some time taking in the beautiful decorations that have been added to Cinderella Castle in preparation for the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration. They are gorgeous!

    To use your MagicBands, all you need to do is have them linked to everyone's My Disney Experience account. As long as they are linked to the same account that everyone's tickets are linked to, they will automagically work together to make getting into the theme parks a breeze! You can also use them to unlock your Disney Resorts Collection hotel room as soon as you arrive and your room is ready. No need to stop by the Front Desk if you have completed Online Check-In. How convenient is that?!

    You can easily double-check that they are activated by logging into your My Disney Experience account and choosing "My MagicBands and Cards" from the My Disney Experience drop-down menu on the main Walt Disney World website. Scroll down until you see the names of each person in your planning party, then click their name to view their MagicBands and cards. If you see the word "Deactivate" next to the MagicBand, it is already active. If you see "Activate" then you can choose that to make your MagicBand active again. Keep in mind that if you are reusing MagicBands from a previous trip, the battery life expectancy is about two years.

    I hope you have the BEST vacation, Jeanie! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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