MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Mar 17, 2024
    Darlene from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Questions about Magic Band when you are NOT a WDW hotel guest. Can you connect your ticket to them? Can you connect a credit card? Disney Visa? (We are so used to staying on site and this time we aren't. Need ti know.)

    Hi there, Darlene, and thanks for coming back to planDisney with your question! MagicBands have become a staple of my Disney wardrobe - I love collecting different designs, colors, and characters to compliment my outfits when I visit the parks! One of the features that I like most is that these bands are all interchangeable, so as long as they are connected to your My Disney Experience account and marked as active, you can use them whether you are staying as a Guest at a Disney Resort Hotel or not with no issues! If you're like me, you'll bring a few different options to switch it up throughout your visit!

    Darlene, when you are a Guest at a Disney Resort hotel, you are using your MagicBand to charge back to your room reservation account, so as an off-site guest, the MagicBand has no charging privileges available. One suggestion I can offer that works for my family is to purchase Disney Gift Cards ahead of your trip and combine them online; you can combine multiple cards onto one card for a maximum value of $1000. We store the primary gift card number as a note in our phone and use it to Mobile Order meals or complete Merchandise Mobile Checkout purchases at retail shops in the theme parks. This makes paying a little more hands-free and simplifies the process for us!

    While you're tapping into the magic on your visit, be sure to take some time to check out the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, which will be in full bloom when you arrive! I'm excited to be visiting this festival myself this month; I can't wait to try some of the delicious food offerings and take photos with all of the amazing character topiaries throughout the park! 

    I hope this is helpful, Darlene! Come back anytime if you have any other vacation planning questions!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,

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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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