• On Mar 7, 2018
    Kathy from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    how do magic bands become active if not staying at WDW resort

    Hey Kathy!

    A warm welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thanks for stopping by with your question about MagicBands.

    Kathy, when you link a MagicBand to your My Disney Experience account, it is marked as “active” by default. You can see if a MagicBand linked to your account is active by visiting this link.

    You do not need to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel in order to use or active a MagicBand.

    If you purchase your MagicBand while at Walt Disney World Resort, it is easy to link it by using your My Disney Experience account or the My Disney Experience mobile app. If you have any problems linking it at the time of purchase, a friendly Cast Member can help you. I encourage you to download the My Disney Experience mobile app in advance of your upcoming vacation.

    Kathy, if you have any other questions please visit us again. We are always here to help you plan your next Walt Disney World Resort visit!

    Wishing you a Magical Vacation,


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Meet the Panelist: Priscila, Florida

Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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