Family at Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
  • On Sep 18, 2019
    Kathy from SC Asked

    We made DVC reservations and forgot to link our personal Magic Bands. How do we do that now? New ones came in the mail which we do not want.

    Hi Kathy!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I remember when MagicBands were introduced, I wasn't quite sure if I was going to like them or not, but now we absolutely love them! The convenience of being able to open our resort room, head through the FastPass+ line, or even pay for lunch, make everything so much easier. I will admit to being disappointed when we get back to Indiana, that I actually have to use physical keys and my wallet in the real world!

    We are a Disney Vacation Club family of 6 who visits the Walt Disney World Resort frequently, so we have quite the collection of MagicBands. Last year I started linking them together to make a garland for my Disney themed Christmas tree! The good news is, that you can have multiple active MagicBands at the same time. It is important to know that MagicBands are linked to a person, not to a specific visit. So any MagicBand linked to you will work, as long as the battery is still good. This means your bands from prior visits will work, as well as your new bands. I have been known to pack multiple bands to match different outfits on my trips!

    Since you said they were "personal MagicBands," I am not sure if they are simply basic MagicBands you were given on your last resort stay, or if you have special personalized bands with a graphic or design that you bought either in the parks or from the Disney Store. They even have a Disney Vacation Club MagicBand! If they are personalized MagicBands, and you haven't used them before, you'll need to make sure they are linked to you in My Disney Experience. When signed in, simply go to My MagicBands and Cards, scroll down the page and you'll see each member of your party with a list of all MagicBands linked to them, as well as the ability to link custom MagicBands to someone if you need to! 

    I hope this helps, Kathy, and please let me know if there are any additional questions I can help you with. 

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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