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  • On Nov 16, 2019
    Lawrence from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning our trip to Disney World for Sept. 2020. We already have secured our hotel but was wondering if the Military Salute Tickets are compatible with the Magic Bands.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Lawrence!

    Prior to becoming Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders, my family and I always used the Military Promotional Tickets to enter the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks. These tickets provide both a great discount and flexibility to active duty and retired members of the U.S. Military to enjoy all of the benefits of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    If you purchase your Military Promotional Tickets through your local base’s MWR office, you may receive “vouchers” instead of actual tickets. These will need to be exchanged for tickets when you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort and present your valid U.S. Military ID. If you purchase them in person at a Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park ticket window or the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs or via email from the Shades of Green ticket office, your verification will happen at the time of purchase, and you’ll immediately be able to connect your ticket numbers to your My Disney Experience account. That connection is what will allow your tickets and MagicBands to interact.

    If you’re staying at an official Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you’ll receive complimentary MagicBands along with your stay. If you’re staying off-property or at Shades of Green, though, you may still purchase MagicBands to connect to your My Disney Experience account and any tickets you have linked there. The MagicBands are a wonderfully convenient way to enter the Theme Parks, redeem your FastPass+ experiences and retrieve your Disney PhotoPass photos and videos (from certain attractions).  I wish there were MagicBands for everything in life!

    Please let us know if you need any additional help linking both your Military Promotional Tickets and MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account, or if you have any additional questions about the benefits extended to members of the U.S. Military. We’d love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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