• On Mar 7, 2017
    Anna ninia rose from AK 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 a trip this June, just wondering if I am booking my trip on a different website are we still going to get the magic band if we're staying at a Disney resort? Also, do you still get these magic bands if you were issued cards before?

    Hi Anna Ninia Rose!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. If you are staying at any of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels you are eligible to receive MagicBands for your stay, you just need to know how to claim them!

    If you haven't done so already, you'll want to login and create a My Disney Experience account. This will be the best way to manage your hotel reservation, FastPass+ and Advanced Dining Reservations. After you have signed in, in the top right hand corner you'll want to click on the My Disney Experience logo and under Plan and Manage select My Reservations and Tickets. From here you'll click to Link Resort Reservation. You'll be asked to enter your confirmation number and the last name on the reservation. This should then populate your information! Please note that with 3rd party booking websites the confirmation they provide you is usually not the Disney confirmation number, but their internal reservation number. To get the Disney confirmation number you'll likely need to call the 3rd party customer service and they should be able to provide it to you. 

    Once it is linked, you'll want to click on the logo in the top right hand corner again and this time under My Account click on MagicBands and Cards. You should then see a spot to order your MagicBand for your reservation. In here you'll be able to choose colors and nicknames for everyone in your party. Regardless of whether you have been issued MagicBands or cards in the past, you are eligible for new ones with a new reservation!

    Please let me know if you have any other questions before your trip.

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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