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  • On Jan 9, 2022
    Jane from SC Asked

    Do I automatically get a magic band when I ordered my tickets if not how to I purchase one

    Hey howdy hey Jane and welcome to planDisney!

    One of the many highlights our family of five has when planning our next trip to Walt Disney World Resort is updating our MagicBands. So many options and they are so much fun picking out our favorites. Plus, it is our way of telling everyone around us that we are on vacation, just check then band out! Several years ago, you used to be able to get very basic MagicBands that were complimentary with booking your trip with other options for purchase for more character and park specific offerings online and in the parks. Recently, Disney has done away with the complimentary MagicBands as they are no longer required for your park visit as they once were, sit tight I will mention this option in a bit. If you would still like to purchase a MagicBand, it is really easy to purchase, more difficult in selecting the "right" one though!

    To purchase your MagicBands, your first option is through your My Disney Experience Account. Make sure you have your park tickets linked to your account and on the main "My Plans" section, you should see a "Make your selection" link. This link will walk you through the steps to selecting your MagicBands for purchase. For even more options, you can visit ShopDisney as they often have a much greater selection of MagicBands that you can purchase and link to your account as well. The other option is waiting to purchase your MagicBand while in the parks as you will also have some unique options you may not be able to find online. 

    So, about your other option that does not involve a MagicBand. The MagicBands were no longer made complimentary with the development of Disney MagicMobile Service. As long as you have your My Disney Experience app on your iPhone or Android device, you can set up this pass on your phone and it works as a digital MagicBand. This option does not require any purchase and is free to set up on the app if you so choose. 

    Personally, my family and I love our MagicBands and are our personal way of letting others know we are on vacation mode! Either way, you have several options to help you get super excited for your upcoming trip in February. If you have any further questions let us know, we love talking all things Walt Disney World Resort here at planDisney. 

    Happy planning, 

    Nick 
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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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