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  • On Mar 6, 2023
    Kelly from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am not sure what is should do re: magic bands for my family. Should I link them to my account since I am doing all of the planing, buying genie plus, etc? Should they pair to their own devices? If so, can I still make changes for all? I’m confused

    Hello there, Kelly!

    I’m so glad you found planDisney to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. You don’t need to feel like you are Queen Elsa going “Into the Unknown” with our tips and tricks.

    First things first, every member of your family ages three and older will need a valid form of admission, a theme park reservation for every day you plan on visiting the theme parks, and a way to enter the theme parks (i.e., MagicBand+, MagicBand, Disney MagicMobile pass, or an admission card). I like to look at the table at the bottom of this website to “Compare Features” between the different modes of entry. Oftentimes, I’ll bring my MagicBand and Disney MagicMobile pass for myself just to have options.

    I suggest linking each member of your party’s admission, theme park reservation, and mode of entry to their individual My Disney Experience accounts. Please note that once a MagicBand is linked to a Guest, it cannot be reassigned to another person. You can link your MagicBand to your My Disney Experience account by going to the “MagicBands and Cards” and pressing “Link” at the bottom of the page. 

    Next, you’ll want to make sure that your family is linked to your account. Go to your “My Family & Friends List” and see if your family is already listed under “People I Have Plans With.” If not, you can manually link each member of your family to your account by pressing “Add a Guest” at the bottom of the page. Once your family is linked together, you can make dining reservations, purchase Disney Genie+ service, make selections for Lightning Lane entrances, and so much more for your entire party. I would recommend having each member of your party make sure they are linked to the rest of the group. 

    You are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort during one of my favorite times of the year. If you’d like to continue this conversation for more detail or follow-up questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly

    May the magic be with you!

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Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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