• On Jun 9, 2018
    Bonnie from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do I need to stay at a disney propert to use my magic band? If I purchase tickets from under cover tourist can I still use my magic band for fast pass? Can I associate a credit card to my magic band for shoping and food without staying at a Disney proper

    Hello Bonnie, and thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great planning question.

    I absolutely love the ease and convenience of using MagicBands during my visits to the Walt Disney World Resort. You can reuse any MagicBand that is listed as active on your My Disney Experience account. You can check the status of a MagicBand by clicking on the “MagicBands and Cards” tab. You will see a list of all MagicBands that have been assigned to you. To change the status of a MagicBand click “inactive” to reactivate it. Keep in mind that a battery usually lasts about 2 years in a MagicBand, so if you have one of the older versions, it may not work as well as a new MagicBand. At this time, only guests of Disney Resort Hotels can use their MagicBands to purchase food and merchandise. This allows a guest staying on property to keep a card on file to charge back to their room account. Without a room, there is nothing to connect the charging privileges to for a MagicBand

    Any guest with a valid theme park admission ticket linked to their My Disney Experience account can make FastPass+ selections 30 days before your arrival. You can link purchased tickets in the "My Reservations and Tickets" tab. If you change your mind and decide to stay at a Disney Resort Hotel, you can make your selections 60 days in advance. Your FastPass+ selections will be connected to your My Disney Experience account and can be redeemed with the touch of your MagicBand. A Memory Maker purchase can also be linked to your My Disney Experience account and capture all of your magical memories during your trip. If you have any more questions before you arrive, please come back and visit us again.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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