Millenium Falcon Night
  • On Mar 22, 2023
    Kathy from DE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will any tickets be sent to me or anything else before I arrive on May 4? What is the easiest for getting in to parks? Magic Bands or mobile app? I have a Magic Band from 2014. It says it’s activated even without me doing anything to it. I’m confused!

    Hiya Kathy,

    Welcome to planDisney! As a Star Wars super fan, it gives me great pleasure to say May the 4th be with you! Visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth during such an important holiday for the Star Wars fandom will be an out-of-this-world experience. Last year there were special festivities to mark the occasion, and I anticipate the same this year. Keep an eye out for the intergalactic news.

    So on to your questions, first the good news! My family and I have a box full of MagicBands, and we love to interchange ours for each trip since they are all active. It doesn’t matter when you got your MagicBands; as long as they are active (they will remain active until you deactivate them) and linked to your My Disney Experience account, you can use them for your vacation. If you wanted to, you could go to the Theme Parks on May 4th with your active MagicBand from 2014 and immediately scan into the parks (as long as your Theme Park tickets are also linked to your My Disney Experience account. Now on to the not-so-magical news, if you did not select to have physical Theme Park ticket cards sent to your house when you initially purchased your Theme Park tickets, you will have to either use your MagicBand, Disney MagicMobile Service, or head to Guest Services to pick up physical ticket cards for your trip.

    If you want to save a trip to Guest Services, use your MagicBand or Disney MagicMobile Service. Disney MagicMobile Service, allows you to utilize your mobile device instead of a MagicBand or physical ticket card. For this, you will need to ensure that your Theme Park tickets are linked to your My Disney Experience account, and then you can create MagicMobile passes for your trip. If you are an Apple Watch wearer, this option is fantastic. One tip for using MagicMobile, though, is to make sure you pack your portable charging bank with you for your trip. You will want your device to be fully charged throughout your day so that you can use it to enter the Theme Parks.

    I hope this was helpful, Kathy, and I cleared up your confusion. If not, please feel free to write my fellow panelists or me back so we can provide additional clarification. A trip to Walt Disney World Resort should be magical, and if there is anything we can do to make that happen, we would be honored to do so.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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