• On Apr 7, 2017
    Casie from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! We rent a house for a couple of weeks so we do not stay at a Disney hotel and we do not have annual passes. We buy the 6 day base passes through another site. Are we able to use the magic bands in this scenario? Thank you very much.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Casie! I’m glad you stopped by with your question! 

    Casie, a few weeks in Florida sounds like an amazing vacation. Add some Disney magic, and it will be unforgettable! 

    I’m happy to share that you can absolutely link your tickets with a purchased MagicBand, even if you purchased your tickets through a third-party site and are staying off-site. To do this, simply create a My Disney Experience account. Once you have your tickets in hand, log into your MDE and select My Reservations and Tickets. Follow the prompts to link your purchased tickets. Do the same when you have purchased your MagicBands. This time, select MagicBands and Cards and follow the prompts there to link your new MagicBands. Simple, right? 

    Before you arrive, be sure to download the My Disney Experience app into your mobile device. This handy planning tool is super helpful during your visit. In it, you will find all the information you need while touring the parks in addition to all your reservations like your FastPass+, which is included with your park entrance, your dining reservations, park maps, character locations, your Disney PhotoPass pictures for you to preview and so much more! I don’t do the parks without it! 

    I hope you have a magical visit, Casie! Please do come back and see us again soon. We’d love to answer any more questions about your upcoming magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    Have a pixie-dust filled day! 

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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