• On Dec 29, 2020
    Gloria from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will AP’s still get the free magic band when they renew in 2021

    Hi there, Gloria! 

    You’re as welcome as can be at planDisney! Thanks for stopping by with your question. 

    I love getting to meet fellow Annual Passholders! Once I became part of the Annual Passholder family, I’ve never looked back. From the discounts on merchandise, dining, and my favorite, Resort hotel rooms to prolonging the magic all yEAR long, it’s no wonder my family and I keep renewing each year! 

    MagicBands are my very favorite magical accessory; not only can you find them themed to your favorite Disney movies, but the technology packed into them also help make vacations to The Most Magical Place on Earth feel so much more convenient! I find myself getting as giddy as a child on Christmas morning when our MagicBands are mailed to us! 

    Gloria, beginning this year, complimentary MagicBands are being discontinued for Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests and Annual Passholders. I am happy to tell you however, MagicBands are here to stay as you are able to purchase them and Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests will have the option to purchase the MagicBands at a discounted price.

    Although the MagicBands are no longer complimentary, I have seen even more design options as well as colors that I can’t wait to snag. And Gloria, in case you opt not to purchase a MagicBand, Disney has launched new innovative technology on the My Disney Experience app that offers the same magical features on smart devices, such as a digital key to unlock your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room door. Along with this, you will also be able to complete your Resort hotel Online Check-In through your My Disney Experience app, order meals through Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering, and so much more! 

    Guests do have the ability to reuse MagicBands they already own, use the My Disney Experience app on their smart devices, and if neither of those options work, Guests can request a Key To The World card.

    Gloria, I hope you’re ready for an entire yEAR of enchantment!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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