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  • On Sep 5, 2018
    Iain from Tyne and Wear Asked

    Hello, Is it possible to link a magic band used 2 years ago that my son had linked to his Mum’s my Disney account and re-link it to my new my Disney account. My son would like to use his same (Star Wars) magic band on our holiday this year. Thanks

    Hi Iain!

    MagicBands are really neat; I love that they greatly reduce the number of things I need to bring with me for a day of Disney fun! Yes, it's possible to get your son's special MagicBand from a previous visit set up for this next vacation.

    MagicBands went through a cosmetic upgrade about two years ago. The first version were flat all the way around and look like the ones pictured above. The new MagicBand 2 is curved around the center area, kind of like a watch. The new bands feature a removable puck, where all of the magic is stored, that can easily be inserted into a favorite band. If this is what your son has, then all you need to do is take out the old center and pop in a puck from a new band and he'll be set. And great news, if you're staying at one of Disney's Resort Hotels, each guest in your reservation will receive a new MagicBand!

    If the band is older, it will not be able to be 'reassigned' to a new account even though he is the original owner. (The system will think that there are two different people with the same name, despite the profiles being the same person.) Essentially what you'll do is delete your son from your account, link your account to your mother's account, and then use his profile from your mother's account to book all of your reservations. You'll be able to connect via an email invitation (select 'I'll Enter Their Name and Age') from your Family & Friends list. Once connected you should be able to add him to reservations even if she's not traveling with you.

    If this didn't work, or if you've already made FastPass+ or Dining reservations, please call 0800-16-90-749 for assistance.

    We'll See You Real Soon, Iain!
    ~Kristen
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a toddler mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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