Hello. I’m new. I haven’t been to WDW in almost 15 years, so it’s almost like I never memorized the Unofficial Guide from 1996-2006. I bought the 2020 book last fall – of course, COVID has added a layer of monstrous confusion, and the Unofficial Guide and Disney itself aren’t to blame – but wow. I really am lost in so, so many ways.
My husband and I will be staying at BLT (<-- new abbreviations to learn!) September 15-22, 2021. We’ll probably add a night at each end of the trip because of travel days spent on the road instead of in a park, and it’ll probably be at Pop Century, but basically: 9/15-22/2021. Srsly.
Today’s question is about theme park admission, MagicBands and MDE, and the necessity to make theme park reservations in order to make plans.
If I buy affordable theme park admission from one of the ticket discount wholesalers listed in the very excellent and helpful touringplans.com Ticket Calculator, when/how will I be able to link it to my, er, My Disney Experience app/MagicBand? Is that a thing I can do? Or should I just pay more to buy the park hoppers from Disney directly so that the link-up is seamless and instant? I notice that I cannot make theme park reservations right now because I do not have theme park admission linked.
Thank you in advance! (I’m so lost.)