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  • On Jan 15, 2020
    Shannon from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi all! Just booked my trip and was hoping to get my MagicBands shipped to me but it looks like they can only be picked up at the hotel. Is this true? I was hoping to use them as a surprise. Is there any way around this?

    Hello Shannon!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You must be very excited about your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort visit. I am happy to hear that you are planning to surprise other Guests traveling with you – there is nothing like the magical gift of a Disney vacation.

    Complimentary MagicBands are only one of the many benefits available for Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel. It is amazing to think that they can hold so many aspects of your planning, as they can be used to enter theme parks and water parks (with valid admission), check in at FastPass+ entrances, pay for food and merchandise during your stay, link Disney PhotoPass content to your Disney account, redeem Disney Dining Plan meals, and even unlock the door of your hotel room. I simply cannot remember what it was like to visit without them.

    As a fellow international traveler, I must confirm that MagicBands are not shipped outside the United States, even if you live “next door” in beautiful Canada. That is why it is also not possible for international Guests to purchase them on However, they will be safely waiting at your Disney Resort hotel Front Desk when you arrive. Don’t forget to sign in to your Disney account to customize your complimentary MagicBands and even pre order a unique design at a special price. This is how I am surprising my daughter for our upcoming visit! I asked her to select her favorite solid color online, but I modified the order later to include a Disney Princess MagicBand that was available for purchase and that she really liked. I cannot wait to see the expression on her face when we pick up our MagicBands at Front Desk and she realizes magic happened! Adding a little bit of pixie dust helps create memories that last a lifetime.

    Thank you for bringing you question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Shannon! Do not hesitate to reach out to us as you plan your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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