MagicBand+ and Smart Phone
  • On Jul 2, 2023
    Thomas from IN 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 recently purchased Magic bands for other members of our family under our names because we had not purchased their tickets yet, I’m looking to see how to do that, and finding we can’t? Does that mean we’re out all that money for them?

    Hi there, Thomas!

    Welcome to planDisney. We're delighted you've come to us with your Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question! It looks like you're planning a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth for this fall. How exciting - the countdown is on! Thomas, I'm sorry to hear you've had some MagicBand-related confusion. I'm here to help you in any way that I can!

    Guests with Disney Resort hotel reservations may pre-order personalized MagicBands or MagicBand+ on the Walt Disney World Resort website at special pre-arrival prices. It sounds like you may have placed a MagicBand order aligned with your Resort hotel reservation for other members of your family. Thomas, while Guests are only allowed to place one pre-arrival order per Resort hotel reservation, you're still welcome to purchase MagicBands or MagicBand+ via shopDisney or once you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort! You'll want to make sure, however, that everyone has their own MagicBand linked to their personal accounts in My Disney Experience. These bands can only be linked to an individual's account one time and cannot be reassigned or transferred to different Guests.

    Thomas, once you secure your MagicBand or MagicBand+, be sure to link it to your account in My Disney Experience. For MagicBand+, I like to complete this task using the My Disney Experience mobile app following the linking instructions listed on the Walt Disney World Resort website! Be sure to install any outstanding updates to your MagicBand+ and fully charge it overnight before using it in the theme parks to maximize the magic.

    Thomas, don't forget that Guests are able to make dining reservations and book Enchanted Extras Collection offerings beginning 60 days before their scheduled arrival. I like to mark my calendar ahead of every Walt Disney World Resort vacation so I don't miss that magical milestone! As that reservation window approaches, now is a great time to consider what experiences you want to enjoy during your vacation. Thomas, I hope you've found this information helpful. I'm wishing you an unforgettable trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth! If you have any additional planning questions, please revisit us here at planDisney again anytime. Alternatively, if you have specific follow-up questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly. I'm all ears!

    See ya real soon,

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Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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