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  • On Sep 29, 2014
    Joy from VA Asked

    My DH & I are traveling separately from our friends. We will be staying at our DVC villa and the friends will stay off site at their timeshare. Is there any way to get magic bands for them and link our fast pass opportunities?

    Hi Joy,

    To the best of my knowledge, here is how you can handle your situation. Both you and your friend should set up My Disney Experience accounts. Then you can invite your friend to share her My Disney Experience account with you. The link that I just provided has detailed instructions on how to do this. Once your accounts are connected, and each member of your party has valid theme park admission linked in his or her account, you can all make Disney FastPass+ selections for one another. When you go to make Disney FastPass+ selections within My Disney Experience, you will simply need to choose your friends. Do not forget; however, that as guests staying at a Disney Vacation Club resort, you and your husband will be able to make these selections at 60 days ahead, whereas your friends, because they are not staying at a Walt Disney World resort, will have a window for Disney FastPass+ selections that begins 30 days ahead.

    As to MagicBands, as guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort, you and your husband should be offered the opportunity to customize these and have them sent to your home. To the best of my knowledge, there is not currently a way for your friends who are not staying at a Walt Disney World resort to purchase MagicBands and have them sent to their home prior to their arrival at Walt Disney World. They will be able to purchase MagicBands at Downtown Disney or a Walt Disney World theme park. The MagicBands can then be linked to their My Disney Experience account, which already will have their Disney FastPass+ selections included.

    I am limited in the amount of space that I have to answer, Joy. Please do write back if you have any further questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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