MagicBand+ on Friends; Main Street; pairing
  • On Jan 9, 2024
    Jessica from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am trying to link my magic band + to my Walt Disney World app and it is saying it has already been claimed. The account I used it under previously is no longer active and cannot be retrieved. I need this for a new trip this week!!!!

    Hi Jessica!

    I have done the exact same thing you are describing. I learned through trial and error, and a lot of phone calls that once a MagicBand+ has been linked to an account, it can not be used for another account. You will need to purchase a new MagicBand+ or utilize the scanning option available in the My Disney Experience app. If you are staying at a Disney Resort, you can get prearrival pricing that is cheaper than if you bought it once you arrive and they will have it waiting for you at the front desk upon arrival. If you are not staying at a Disney Resort, then you can buy one at almost every store at Disney World including the shops in the Disney Resort hotels. My favorite store to buy them is the Emporium located on Main Street in Magic Kingdom. They have a great selection and often have exclusive MagicBand+ designs. 

    If you don't wish to purchase a new one, you can utilize Disney MagicMobile. Disney MagicMobile is a service within the My Disney Experience app that offers quick and easy access to theme park tickets, Disney PhotoPass images, Lightning Lane or Virtual Queue entrances, and select resort activities through your iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android phone.

    While you are there next week be sure to check out the International Festival of the Arts at EPCOT. It is such a fun festival where you can immerse yourself in the artistic creation of food, paintings, and photography.

    Happy Planning,
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