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  • On Jul 19, 2022
    Chambolyn from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My question is about magic bands. I have one already. My mother does not have one. Can i use mine again and do I have to buy her one? Also can you explain the magic bands more in depth. Thanks

    Hey there Chambolyn and welcome back to planDisney! 

    I hope my explanation of EPCOT's many wonderful festivals has you ready to book your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort to visit one. I'm glad to hear you're a returning Guest with at least one MagicBand already in your arsenal. I may or may not have a box full of them in varying colors at home. And I'll be adding another in just a few days when MagicBand+ makes its debut on July 27th. For now, let's talk about the one you've got and how to fit your mom for her own magical accessory.

    MagicBands have been such a fun part of my vacations since they first appeared. You could use them to open the door of your Disney Resorts Collection hotel, as a way to enter the theme parks, and even as a way to make purchases around the theme parks, hotels, and Disney Springs. If your old one is within 2 years old, bring it back on your next trip. You ought to still be able to wring a bit of pixie dust out of it. 

    If mom doesn't have one, you have a few different options. 

    1. She could essentially go without one. She would need to set up Disney MagicMobile Service to be able to keep her ticket in the digital wallet of her mobile device. She could also use the Unlock Your Door Feature on the My Disney Experience app to open the door of her Disney Resorts Collection hotel room.

    2. You could buy her one either prior to your arrival or at locations around the Walt Disney World Resort upon your arrival.

    3. You could take the next step into the future by purchasing a MagicBand+ for both of you. This new offering has all of the same features you know and love and so many more. Interact with the 50th Anniversary statues all over the theme parks as well as with the nighttime spectaculars! Plus it's rechargeable so you can keep the magic going. 

    Chambolyn, really consider what's going to be the best option for your mother from the options I've given you. You really can't go wrong with any of them. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back for another chat! 

    Happy planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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