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  • On Apr 11, 2020
    Nina from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If I purchase a magic band since I’m not staying in a resort, how do I link my ticket to the band?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Nina!

    I am so happy to hEAR you are planning a summer visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! Thank you for sending your very first question our way.

    MagicBands have revolutionized the way we visit The Most Magical Place on Earth. I love how with a simple tap they allow me to enter the theme parks with valid tickets, check in at FastPass+ entrances, and link Disney PhotoPass digital content to My Disney Experience

    You are welcome to purchase a MagicBand and use it during your visit even if you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel. Create a Disney account, link valid theme park tickets, log in to your account once you have your MagicBand and select “MagicBands and Cards” to link your band to your profile. You should be ready to go straight to the parks without having to pick up admission cards. Remember that each member of your travel party must have their own MagicBand since they are personal and cannot be transferred. If the other Guests visiting with you decide not to purchase a MagicBand, they will still have to use a regular admission card. 

    Nina, I highly recommend staying in the middle of the magic during a future visit. Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel enjoy several benefits including complimentary MagicBands and full access to all the amazing features they offer. As a Disney Resort hotel Guest, I really enjoy using my MagicBand to unlock my room door, and charge food and merchandise purchases to my account during my stay. 

    MomsPanel tip: you are welcome to purchase MagicBands prior to your visit at and receive them in the comfort of your home. You may also buy them upon arrival, so in this case I recommend visiting World of Disney store at Disney Springs before heading to the parks. You can even stop by the Guest Services and Welcome Center while at Disney Springs in case you need assistance linking your band to your account and making sure it is connected to your tickets. 

    I hope this helps you while planning, Nina! Please come back to visit us real soon as you plan your visit. We are delighted to help!

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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