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  • On Nov 4, 2018
    Lauren from MI 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 MagicBands from the Disney shop can I still link them to use as my hotel key for an on-site resort?

    Hi Lauren,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about MagicBands! So much more than a fashion statement (although they do make a GREAT one!), MagicBands make traveling super simple. Accessing your theme park tickets, FastPass+ selections, PhotoPass photos, and even your Disney Resort hotel room are a breeze with just a flip of your wrist!

    While all Disney Resort hotel Guests receive complimentary MagicBands, I'm happy to let you know that yes, if you'd like to purchase a different color or specialty MagicBand either online or at a number of retail locations all around the Walt Disney World Resort, you may feel free to do so! You'll be able to use any MagicBand during your vacation to unlock your room door, make charges back to your room, and enjoy all of the other wonderful things that MagicBands can do. MagicBands are simply used to access everything that is stored in your My Disney Experience account and don't have any data actually stored on them, so just make sure that once you purchase a new MagicBand, you link it to your My Disney Experience account so that it can access everything.

    Did you know, too, that MagicBands are reusable? I'd be sure to hold onto them in case you return to the most magical place on earth again in the next couple of years.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you're planning your trip, Lauren, and 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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