MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Feb 25, 2024
    Nalani from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How soo before arrival can you activate your magic band

    Welcome to planDisney, Nalani! You are just days away from your vacation! You must be incredibly excited!

    Guests can activate and link their MagicBand+ to their My Disney Experience account as soon as they have their band in their hand! Linking your MagicBand+ to your account takes about 4 to 5 minutes.

    Once you have your MagicBand+ in hand, go to your My Disney Experience app. Open the menu (three horizontal lines) and tap the “MagicBands and More” tile. You can then link and pair your MagicBand+ to your account by following the prompts as you hold the face of your band against your device. Once linked, your My Disney Experience app will display that your band is connected and paired. It will also show the amount of charge that your band has. 

    Nalani, you should occasionally charge and update your MagicBand+. I recommend doing so again the day before you arrive for your magical vacation!

    Your MagicBand+ is going to be a great accessory! It will act as your resort room key, can be used to make charges when shopping or dining, capture Disney Photo Pass images, and will even interact with attractions and entertainment features throughout the Disney Parks!

    Dreams do come true!


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Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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