• On Jan 29, 2021
    Angela from SD 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 do I transfer Magic Bands from last year that I did not get to use due to shutdown?

    Heigh ho, Angela! It's off to Walt Disney World you go! How exciting that it's almost time for your magical vacation to begin. Thanks for sending your planning question to us. 

    I felt like last spring was conjured up by the Evil Queen herself. My family had several trips that had to be postponed due to travel restrictions and park closures. Thankfully, Disney made it so easy for us to return "home" again once we were ready. The MagicBands you received last spring are valid and as long as they are still "Active" on My Disney Experience, they will work for future trips. We had to miss out on a stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge last spring but were able to use our MagicBands from that vacation for a winter getaway just this month to Disney's Riviera Resort

    To ensure they are ready to go, select My MagicBands & Cards from the My Disney Experience dropdown menu. Next to each member of your party, you should see a MagicBand its current status in a light gray font. As long as the status says "Active," your MagicBand will work to redeem linked theme park admission, unlock your resort room door, charge purchases, and link Disney PhotoPass images. If your MagicBand has been deactivated, simply click on "Activate" and you'll be on your way. 

    I hope this helps as you savor the final countdown to vacation fun. Be sure to keep up with the latest happenings on the Disney Parks Blog, follow us at planDisney on social media, and take a look at some recent posts in the Panel Extras section so you don't miss a thing before your arrival. If there is anything else we can do before you set off on your adventure, come see us again. 

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Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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