Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Apr 15, 2022
    Carol from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do we automatically get magic bands at the park or do I have to purchase the themed ones?

    Greetings, Carol!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so glad that you stopped by with a great question. I see that you are doing the single-digit happy dance because you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort very soon!. You and your family will be joining in all the fun of the 50th Anniversary Celebration. My favorite addition to the celebration is Disney’s Fab 50 Character Collection. There are 50 golden sculptures on display across all 4 theme parks, perfect for photo ops and selfies. Can you find them all?

    MagicBands are no longer offered as complementary to Guests of select Disney Resorts Collection Hotels. They can be ordered at a pre-arrival discount, but due to supply chain issues and shipping delays, it is recommended that you order them at least a few weeks before your arrival. If you placed an order today, your MagicBands would be waiting for you when you check-in, but the selection is limited due to challenges with the inventory. 

    You can purchase a MagicBand at any Disney Resorts Collection Hotel shop, in select retail locations in Disney Springs, and all 4 theme parks. You can use the My Disney Experience mobile app to unlock the door to your room if you are a resort Guest. You can also set up Disney’s MagicMobile Service on your smartphone. This service can be used on any iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android device with Google Pay. 

    The shops that I feel have the largest selection of MagicBands are The Emporium, located on Main Street U.S.A in the Magic Kingdom, and World of Disney and Disney’s Pin Traders, located in Disney Springs. Their selection is massive and you are bound to find the perfect MagicBand to suit your personality. Once you purchase a MagicBand, it must be linked to the My Disney Experience account of the user. A Cast Member can assist you with the activation in just a few moments at the time of purchase. MagicBands can be used to access your theme park admission, redeem your Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane selections and add PhotoPass Photos to your Memory Maker account. They also make great souvenirs and can be reused on future trips. 

    Wishing you all the fun and a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time!
    Andrea

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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