• On Sep 30, 2018
    Terry from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have already purchased my annual pass. Since I can not activate my Annual Pass until arrival do I then have to wait until arrival to get my complimentary Magic Band? Second question, How can I schedule my 30 days in advance Fast passes?

    Hi Terry!

    Having an Annual Pass can really help you make the most of your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    As you know, you will have to activate your Annual Pass once you arrive at the parks.  Once it is activated, you will be able to go online to your My Disney Experience account and customize your MagicBand for it to be sent to you!  If you want to have a special MagicBand for your arrival at the Walt Disney World Resort, make sure you check out all of the adorable MagicBand options that you can order online from ShopDisney.com!

    Luckily, even though your Annual Pass will not yet be activated, you can still make your FastPass+ selections in advance!  If you did not link your Annual Pass to your account when you purchased it, you will just need to go into your My Disney Experience account and link your Annual Pass using the confirmation number that you received at the time of purchase.  You will then be able to make your FastPass+ selections as soon as your booking window opens!

    Make sure you download the My Disney Experience mobile app so that you can make FastPass+ selections, dining reservations, and so much more--all on the go!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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