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  • On Dec 29, 2019
    Christine from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If I stay off property and link my park tickets to my dining reservations, am I able to purchase Magicbands on my own from disneystore.com and link them as well? thanks!

    Hi, Christine!  It's great to see you back here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What did we ever do without MagicBands?  They make visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks so convenient!  Everything you need is right there on your wrist.  Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests receive complimentary MagicBands which act as their hotel room key and can be used to charge purchases to their resort hotel room.  Although you won't be able to use your MagicBands in this manner when staying off-property, I still think it's a great idea to purchase MagicBands from shopDisney before your trip.

    Guests staying off-property who purchase MagicBands can still take advantage of many convenient MagicBand features.  With valid theme park admission, you will be able to use your MagicBands to enter the theme parks.  MagicBands can also be used to access your FastPass+ selections and to connect your Disney PhotoPass Service pictures to your My Disney Experience account.

    Even though you will not be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel during this trip, you can still link MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account.  Simply open your My Disney Experience mobile app and click on the menu icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.  This icon looks like three horizontal lines.  Scroll down and click on "Link to Account," then click on "Link MagicBand or Card."  You will see an ID code on the back of the MagicBand you purchased.  You can enter this code on the app and then assign that MagicBand to a particular guest in your travel party.  It's as easy as "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!"

    I hope that you find this information helpful as you prepare for your vacation.  If you have any additional questions, please visit us again.  Have a magical day!
    Samantha 
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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