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  • On May 29, 2023
    Tamara from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, although not booked yet (come on May 31st) my family and I are planning our first Disney World trip in February. When is the best time to purchase magic bands? Thank you

    Hi Tamara! Welcome to planDisney, where we are always excited to help bring a little magic to each Guest's vacation.

    Are you excited? Pretty soon your vacation will be booked and the countdown will be on! February is such a wonderful time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. The weather is usually not as hot, yet it's usually much warmer for us living in the north at that time! Not only that but one of the best EPCOT festivals is usually taking place around that time. The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is probably the most unique festival of the year. Be sure to stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for any announcements related to this festival in 2024.

    At this time DisneyBands are unable to be shipped to international destinations ahead of your vacation. However, you may still be able to order your band ahead of time for a discount if you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel. Simply log into your My Disney Experience account on a computer, select My MagicBands and Cards, and click on the blue "Get Started" button. As long as you place your order at least 6 days before your arrival date, your band should be waiting for you at the front desk of your hotel at check-in. 

    If you are unable to purchase DisneyBands this way, there are plenty of merchandise locations around the resort at which you can purchase them. And the latest versions of these bands will interact with various attractions and nighttime spectaculars. Just make sure to charge them each night after using them!

    Tamara, let the countdown begin! If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out again.

    Like a shooting star, you will go the distance,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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