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  • On Jul 2, 2019
    John Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Visiting WDW and surrounding Disney parks, we all have magic bands. Can we link them to a credit card if we aren’t staying at the resort? Same for our park tickets?

    Hi John! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You must be thrilled to visit the Walt Disney World Resort soon! You will love the convenience that having MagicBands offers to your family. I appreciate that I no longer have to worry about misplacing our Walt Disney World theme park tickets since we now get to wear them on our wrist. My little ones love being in charge of scanning their own MagicBands to enter the theme parks, and if they get tired of wearing them, I simply add them to my own arm. Easy peasy!

    Only Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel are able to link a credit card and make purchases with their MagicBand. The credit card is actually linked to the hotel account and that is then linked to the MagicBand. But you will be able to use your MagicBand with your theme park tickets, FastPass+ selections, and even PhotoPass photos!

    All you need to do is make sure your MagicBand and theme park tickets are all linked to your My Disney Experience account. If everyone in your party has both items attached to their My Disney Experience accounts, the MagicBand can be used to enter the theme parks. Likewise, you can make your FastPass+ selections with your valid theme park tickets and simply scan your MagicBand to use your FastPass+! When a PhotoPass photographer snaps the perfect family shot of your group, have the Cast Member scan your MagicBand and the picture with auto-magically be added to your My Disney Experience account.

    I hope this helps with your planning, John! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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