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This MagicBand Feature Is Now Available to All Guests!

This MagicBand Feature Is Now Available to All Guests!

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Disney has just recently made a new change to the MagicBand system that will make it easier for all guests selecting MagicBands. Check out the details!


I’ll admit, it took me a little while to get into them, but I loved having everything at the wave of my wrist. No more going through my backpack to find my wallet so I can grab my room key or credit card.

In fact, if there is just one thing I could find fault in with the MagicBand, it’s that there was always more potential for it than Disney desired to discover.

As an example, why couldn’t they figure out how to put your Annual Pass onto your MagicBand for purchases so you didn’t have to carry around the discount card all the time?

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I loved having my credit card on my band, but I would still have to grab my wallet out of my backpack to find my yellow AP and license card each time.

Still, there were so many perks to having a MagicBand, and I loved that free Magic Bands were a perk of staying at a Walt Disney Resort hotel.

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Sadly, it seems that Disney has decided to steer towards utilizing other technologies and has decided to no longer offer complimentary MagicBands for guests visiting in 2021 and beyond. You can read about that news HERE.

Walt Disney World shared, “MagicBands will no longer be provided complimentary to Disney Resort hotel Guests with arrivals beginning January 1, 2021. For Disney Resort hotel room entry, Theme Park entry, and charging purchase to your hotel room with a valid credit card, you may use a Key to the World card (provided at the Front Desk). Or, you may use a MagicBand from a past visit or purchase a MagicBand pre-arrival.”

MagicBands are still available for pre-order and guests can choose to purchase decorative MagicBands for their resort stay for an added fee.

But what if you already have a perfectly good MagicBand that you want to use? Disney has made declining a new MagicBand much easier!

Declining A MagicBand

Annual Passholders were previously able to opt to reuse a current MagicBand they owned, but now all guests are able to take advantage of that feature!

MagicBand Orders Temporarily Stopped

Simply log-on to your My Disney Expereince account and click on MagicBands and Cards in the drop down menu.

If you have a pending MagicBand Order you can either select a band to purchase or click on the new button below your name that says “Reuse a MagicBand.”

To confirm your selection click the blue “Decline Pre-Arrival Offer.” Then you’re done! It’s that simple!

I’m so glad Disney has made this offer available to all guests now! This will make the planning process one step easier.

What do you think about this new MagicBand feature? Will it be something you use? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook Page.

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Helen Scotto

Friday 5th of February 2021

As an Annual Pass Holder can I hook up a credit card to my Magic Band?

Christina Knerr

Friday 5th of February 2021

yes you can! You will still have to show your yellow AP card and photo ID though for the discount.


Thursday 4th of February 2021

I have always reused magic bands from past visits....Just depends on what color I'm feeling for the day… My daughter changes hers daily and they are all always still hooked up to her info.


Thursday 4th of February 2021

I called tech-support today and told them that one of the magic band options should be decline a magic band it’s very confusing and would lessen the hold time on tech-support line


Thursday 4th of February 2021

Sorry, but this isn't new at all, they're just making it more obvious. All magic bands on a person's profile stay active until a guest deactivates it.


Thursday 4th of February 2021

I have more of a question than a comment. If I am planning a 2022 trip and purchased MagicBands now, would that qualify under "reuse a MagicBand," or would they be of no use by the trip?

Thank you!

Christina Knerr

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Yes you should be fine. I’ve been reusing the same MagicBands for my trips for years. After a long while the batteries do die out, but until then you can reuse as you desire.

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