• On Feb 21, 2021
    Debbie from DE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We purchased Disney Military tickets from our local military base and I wanted to find out if we can link them to our My Disney Experience account without having purchased the Magic Bands yet. Thank you!

    Welcome to under the sea, Debbie and of course welcome to planDisney!

    My family and I would like to first begin by sending a huge thank you from our military family to yours. “Thank you!”. My family has used the Disney Military Promotional ticket for many visits. In fact, my sister and I recently visited in November, using the military tickets. It was such a magical time! 

    I love how you can always find something new to enjoy while visiting Walt Disney World Resort. This time our new experience was our resort room. We’ve always stayed in Disney's Art of Animation Resort Family Suites, but this time we tried the standard room. Let me tell you, we were flipping our fins in our under the sea room!

    Debbie, the good news is you can link your tickets to your My Disney Experience account without having purchased MagicBands. That’s the great thing about your My Disney Experience account is, as long as the ticket(s) are linked to the correct Guest, each Guest will be able to use the card (that they will receive on the first day of the entrance) or their MagicBand. You can see what cards and/or MagicBands are linked to each Guest by clicking the “My MagicBands and Cards” tab on your account. I’ve got somewhat of a collection of MagicBands growing now. I’m sure Princess Ariel would think my collection’s complete.

    Once you’ve linked your ticket(s) to your account, be sure to make your park reservations for the parks and days you wish to visit. I recommend doing this sooner than later.  You can always check park availability at any time and switch up your days according to what the calendar says if you need to. 

    Debbie, I can’t wait to hEAR all about this magical trip! Please let us know if there’s anything else we can help with. I’ll leave you with one last tip though! Take advantage of the special pricing for Eligible Service Members on Memory Maker! It’s my favorite way to preserve all of my favorite moments from our trip.

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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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