Epcot and monorail at night
  • On May 24, 2022
    Kimberly from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Magic Bands... our are 3-5 years old. We hear there is a shortage. If we bring our "old" bands, can we use them? Are new bands available the the hotel or someplace else? What do we do if we can't get Magic Bands?

    Hiya Kimberly,

    Welcome to planDisney! Can you believe you will be at Walt Disney World Resort this weekend? I hope you are adding Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind to your itinerary when you visit. I’ve heard so many incredible things about Disney’s newest attraction, so I hope you like it.

    One of our favorite things to do when my family and I are prepping for our vacations is picking out which MagicBands we will be taking with us. We have collected so many over our many years of vacation that I have one to match any outfit I choose to wear at the Theme Parks. The great news about MagicBands is that no matter when you last used or purchased your MagicBand, as long as it is linked to your My Disney Experience account, you can reuse it for every trip. Before you pack your older MagicBand, let’s take a peek at your My Disney Experience account to verify that your MagicBand is still associated with your account.

    1. First, log into your MyDisney Experience Account.
    2. Next, select “My MagicBands and Cards” from the drop-down menu.
    3. You should then see the character associated with your account (mine is our favorite Bayou Princess, Princess Tiana) and your name.
    4. Then, click the arrow beside your name, and every MagicBand or card associated with you will appear.
    5. Flip your MagicBand onto the backside and locate the id number.
    6. Compare the MagicBand IDs on your My Disney Experience account with the MagicBand you plan to use to ensure that your MagicBand is still associated with your account.

    If you see your MagicBand, then there is nothing else you need to do; your ticket will be magically accessible on your chosen MagicBand and any other MagicBand on that list. Are you not seeing your MagicBand? Scroll to the bottom of the page and “link” your MagicBand to your account.

    One final thing, if you really want a new MagicBand, they are available at various merchandise locations and resorts throughout Walt Disney World Resort. I love checking out World of Disney at Disney Springs for MagicBands because, in my experience, they have one of the most diverse selections to choose from. Also, I get a chance to browse all of the incredible other merchandise available and start filling my suitcase with Disney souvenirs.

    Have the most magical time this weekend, and let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

    Happy Planning!

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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