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  • On Sep 27, 2019
    Anna from NY Asked

    We are arriving in 2 weeks. We are not staying at a Disney Resort though. If I buy the magic band how do they get activated?

    Hi Anna!

    MagicBands are a fantastic addition to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, so I'm glad to hear that you are considering adding them to your upcoming trip! I love that everyone in my family can access their theme park tickets and FastPass+ reservations with just the touch of their MagicBand. Plus, you can scan your MagicBand when you visit Disney PhotoPass photographers and your attraction photos and videos will automatically be added to your Memory Maker account when you ride select attractions while wearing a MagicBand!

    My Disney Experience enables much of the magic behind MagicBands. When you purchase a new MagicBand from the Disney Store online or from one of the merchandise shops at Walt Disney World Resort, you will need to link it to your My Disney Experience account. Once it's linked, it will have access to all of your entitlements, such as your theme park tickets and FastPass+ reservations. I recommend that you download the My Disney Experience mobile app because I think it's the easiest way to link your MagicBands, particularly if you purchase them during your vacation!

    If you have any issues with your MagicBands during your trip or if you have any issues linking them, you can always visit Guest Relations and they can help ensure your MagicBands have been linked properly. Also, feel free to come back to see us if you have additional questions as you finalize your trip plans! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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