• On Mar 29, 2019
    Pamela from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We have magic bands still active from our last trip to Disney. We want to buy new bands for our upcoming trip. Do we need to deactivate the old bands first and if so how do we do that?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Pamela!

    I love, love, love the feeling of taking out our MagicBands and snapping mine on to my wrist for the first time – that's when our Walt Disney World Resort vacation really begins!

    At any given time, I have several active MagicBands; in fact, I usually bring a couple of them with me on each trip so I can match my MagicBand to my outfit. It's generally not a problem, although I recently had trouble getting my MagicBand to open my resort room, and a Cast Member shared that it's a common problem for people with "many" (don't ask how many!) active MagicBands.

    If you'd like to deactivate the old ones, it's just a few easy clicks. Log in to your My Disney Experience account, and then select "My MagicBands and Cards." On that screen, you'll see all the MagicBands linked to your account (as well as MagicBands linked to any other accounts you manage, such as your kids' accounts). Simply click on the one you'd like to deactivate and choose the button for "Inactive."

    Once you've purchased your new MagicBands, you'll head back to that same page, scroll to the bottom, and use the "Link" button to connect the new MagicBands. Also, remember that if you'll be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, MagicBands are included as one of the many benefits of being a resort Guest.

    ShopDisney sells a great selection of MagicBands, and I hope you have a great time picking out the perfect ones for each member of your party. Happy shopping, and please come back and see us if you have any more questions as you plan and dream.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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