• On Jan 21, 2018
    Sarah from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! I will be staying at SoG. I know we don't get magic bands, but I'd like to buy one in advance and link my ticket, if possible. Is there any benefit? Can i make purchases with the band?or do i still need cash/cc? How to "link"?

    Hi Sarah! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited to answer your questions because not only do I LOVE MagicBands, I'm also a military wife who is so very appreciative and thankful for Shades of Green and everything that it offers the military community while at Walt Disney World Resort.

    MagicBands are really fun wearable technology that for all guests serve as your park ticket, hold FastPass+ reservations, connect to your PhotoPass account, and can activate some fun surprises all across Walt Disney World. Guests who stay in a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel will also use their bands as a room key, effortless wave their wrist to use Dining Plan entitlements, and can also charge purchases back to their credit card on file at their hotel.

    MagicBands can be purchased on shopdisney.com, or the Shop Disney app, and linked to your My Disney Experience account both on a computer or through the My Disney Experience App. When you log in from a computer, click 'My Disney Experience' to the right on the upper link bar. Under 'My Account', click 'MagicBands and Cards'. You'll be shown any bands or tickets you've previous been issued; scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page and click the button that says 'link'. Then click MagicBands on the next page, and now all you have to do is enter the 12-digit number on the back of your band and you're done! To link from the app, click "My Account" under your character icon and then follow the above instructions.

    Personally I would wait to buy a band until you arrive as there are dozens of park-exclusive designs themed after your favorite characters, attractions, snacks, even the year of your visit. Best of all, you can link your band to the app before you even leave the shop where you bought it!

    I hope this helped you make a decision, Sarah, and we'll see you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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