Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Feb 13, 2019
    Kimberly from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! I just had a quick question. I am planning a trip to Disney in 2020. I was thinking about purchasing a magic band for my park ticket when they’re available for purchase. How does that work? Can I link it to a card even if I’m not on property?

    Hi Kimberly!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm so glad to hear you are planning ahead for your 2020 vacation to Walt Disney World Resort.  MagicBands are such a convenient way to access Theme Park admission and FastPass+ entrances. I am happy to tell you that you absolutely can link your ticket media with any MagicBand you would like to purchase.  If you haven't already, I recommend creating a My Disney Experience account.  You can purchase a MagicBand online, through the Shop Disney Parks app, or at many retail locations throughout Walt Disney World.  Once you have your MagicBand, log in to your account and navigate to MagicBands and Cards (on the My Disney Experience mobile app this is under your profile) and then "Link a MagicBand or Card".  You will enter the ID number printed on the MagicBand.  When purchasing in store, a friendly Cast Member can assist you with in-store set-up.

    Guests of Walt Disney Resort Hotels may also use their MagicBands to unlock their hotel room door, redeem Disney Dining Plan entitlements, and charge purchases to their Resort room.

    I hope that helps!  Please feel free to visit the Moms Panel again anytime.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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