• On May 17, 2019
    James from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have magic bands active on our account and recently purchased annual passes which we will use this weekend. Will our old magic bands have the annual pass loaded or do we have to go this trip without a magic band and wait for new ones to be mailed?

    Hello James!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I hope I have managed to catch you before you have headed out to Walt Disney World Resort this weekend!

    You should be good to go!  Annual Passes and other admission tickets are not linked to any specific MagicBand.  As long as the Annual Pass is linked to your profile, and you also have active MagicBands linked to your profile, you are welcome to use any of your MagicBands for Theme Park admission and FastPass+ entry.  I often bring several MagicBands with me when I visit so I can choose which color suits my mood on any particular day!  Keep in mind that unless you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you will not be able to use your MagicBand to make purchases.  Be sure to carry your Annual Pass card and photo identification with you to take advantage of your Annual Passholder benefits and discounts.

    Once you have activated your Annual Passes during your visit this weekend, you will see the option to customize your complimentary Annual Passholder MagicBand in your My Disney Experience account.  You may want to hold off selecting your MagicBands for just a bit; a new option to upgrade MagicBands was recently announced.  While this option should be available soon, we do not have an exact date.  Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more announcements.  I know I have been (impatiently!) checking my own My Disney Experience account for the new customization options.

    I hope that helps!  Please visit the Moms Panel again any time if you have additional questions.  Enjoy your visit, and your magical year!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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