MagicBand+ and Smart Phone
  • On May 28, 2023
    Melissa from IN 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 ordered tickets and magic bands for myself and another person. Do I activate both magic bands? Or does other person need app and account to do so? Right now tickets are in my name on app.

    Hiya Melissa!

    Welcome to planDisney! My favorite Walt Disney World accessory after my Minnie Ear is my MagicBand. I love using it to open my Walt Disney World Resort room door, tap into the Parks and make all my souvenir purchases! I am currently in the process of purchasing a MagicBand+ now for my upcoming trip and I was able to learn a few things that can help you.

    When you pre-order a MagicBand or MagicBand+ before you've arrived at a Walt Disney World Resort then it will come already activated. You should have had the chance during the purchasing process to select a MagicBand or MagicBand+ and assign it to a person. There is no ticket connected to it until you decide to reassign a ticket to your friend. I would recommend strongly that if they are 18 and older they make their own My Disney Experience Account. This way they can set up purchases on their preferred credit card and can participate in the planning. Also, if they purchased a MagicBand+ it will help with easily linking their band to their account for the full features.  They should download the My Disney Experience Mobile App for the maximum benefit if they are getting a MagicBand+. 

    I almost forgot to mention to make sure that your friend is linked to you on the Family & Friends list. Make sure that you both have set it up so that plans are shared. If your friend does not want to make their account for whatever reason then you can just scroll down on the Family & Friends List in your My Disney Experience account and click "+ Add a Guest." I have done this with my mother-in-law who does not have a phone nor does she read English. I managed her account and she had her own MagicBand which let her do everything ours could do.

    If you have any problems with linking the MagicBands please reach out to the lovely Cast Members at "My Disney Experience, MagicBand, and MagicBand+."

    I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any more questions. 

    Happy Planning! 

    -Nimmy 
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Meet the Panelist: Nimmy, New York

Hey, it's Nimmy from New York! Just like my guy Jiminy Cricket I am your wisecracking and helpful guide to making the best decisions for your Disney vacation! My husband and I work very hard to journey to our favorite place on Earth, Walt Disney World Resort, as much as we can. We have traveled as just adults, with babies, kids, teenagers, and senior citizens. We have seen so many characters, eaten at amazing places, and consumed a ton of Dole Whips. So "give a little whistle" and let me be your guide! Learn More About Nimmy

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