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  • On May 29, 2022
    Darren from Northern ireland Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have set up a new My Disney Account and only realised that my old Magic Bands were linked to my old account , the bands have my children's names on them and I would like to reuse them , is there a way to do this?

    Hi Darren! Welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by! Oh boy! Your Walt Disney World summer holiday is fast approaching! I hope your family is over-the-top excited about your upcoming visit! There is nothing quite like looking forward to spending time at the Most Magical Place on Earth!

    For me, MagicBands are an essential item for any Walt Disney World stay. I love the convenience that they offer in almost every aspect of your park day. Being able to use them for entry into the parks, to pay for purchases, and as your Disney Resort room key takes away from having to worry about carrying all of these extra items with you to the parks. My children equally love wearing them. They treat them as fashion accessories and think it is the coolest thing to tap into the entrances of the parks. 

    Since you created a new My Disney Experience account, any MagicBands linked to your previous account will not be eligible to transfer over to your new account. MagicBands are designed to be used by one user so that Guest is the only one able to use the entitlements linked to that band. The system treats new accounts as new users, even if the name is the same. I would suggest calling the Walt Disney World Resort to see if a Cast Member may be able to assist further, but this has been my experience in the past.

    One option may be to go back to using your old account that the MagicBands are linked to. You can update any pertinent information, including your email and home address that may have changed over the years. You should be able to link your resort and ticket packages to your old account as they can be transferred over. The only issue I see with this plan is if you have already made your Advanced Dining Reservations with the new account. Again, speaking to a Cast Member for assistance may be the best bet to ensure no information is lost. 

    If you stay the course with your new account, purchasing new MagicBands may be a welcoming treat for your children. There are so many new designs to choose from and many are offered throughout all of the parks and resort gift shops. If you want to get ahead, there are MagicBands sold at the Orlando International Airport that you can purchase prior to arriving onsite.

    Darren, I hope this information helps you with your upcoming stay! Have a magical time visiting the Walt Disney World Resort!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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