• On Jan 5, 2016
    Rachel from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I purchase magic bands online, can I link them to my online purchased tickets before we arrive at the park? Will they already be activated? How will I know the right band is linked to the right person?

    Hey Rachel-

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. MagicBands are fashionable, personable, customizable, colorful and most of all convenient. I love collecting MagicBands from Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservations, online or in merchandise shops at the theme parks . You may also purchase them at Disney’s EarPort at the Orlando International Airport.

    When you receive your online unactivated MagicBand purchase, you will notice a 12-digit ID Number on the back. This number will be entered into your Disney account through My Disney Experience. Linking to the account activates the MagicBand. MagicBands (and any active MagicBands on the Guests account) may then be used as a theme park entrance device instead of carrying tickets. As long as members of your party are linked to you through Family & Friends you may assign unactivated MagicBands. Otherwise they will need to link their own MagicBands. Once linked and activated they belong to that Guest. If you have MagicBands that are identical then I suggest placing some nail polish on the back as identification.

    Disney Dad Tip: Check out the new MagicBands at the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. in Magic Kingdom Park from some great new designs.

    Rachel, enjoy making many Magical Memories.

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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