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  • On Feb 4, 2019
    Jennifer from MB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If I was to purchase Magic Bands at Disney Springs a day prior to entering the parks, when and how are they linked to our tickets or activated? What is the process for getting Magic Bands up and running when not staying on resort? Thanks

    Hi Jennifer,

    MagicBands definitely make visiting the Walt Disney World Resort really easy! Not only is it great having your theme park tickets right on your wrist on an adorable band, but every time you want to enter a FastPass+ queue or link a Disney PhotoPass photo, you can just tap your wrist to the touch point without worrying about digging around in a bag or pocket looking for cards.

    I'm happy to let you know that it's really simple to get your MagicBands up and running. After you purchase them, you'll look for the MagicBand ID Numbers, which are located on the inside of each band, and use those to link your MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account. No data is stored on the MagicBands themselves, rather they'll automagically connect to your theme park tickets and FastPass+ selections within your account, so as soon as they're linked, you're ready to get out there and enjoy the magic!

    Did you know, too, that MagicBands can be reused? I'd encourage you to hold on to them for any other trips that you'd like to take in the next few years!

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jennifer, and please let us know if you have any other questions as you're planning your visit. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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