• On Jul 6, 2017
    Riza from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I just bought a gold annual pass for myself! Do I have to activate my pass first before I can order my complimentary Magic Band? Because right now it's not giving me the option to customize it

    Welcome Home, Riza!

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel and sending us your great question about Walt Disney World Resort annual passes! Congratulations on the purchase of your annual pass. As a fellow Floridian, I can whole-heartedly tell you that you’ve made a great choice in purchasing a Gold annual pass.

    You are correct! In order to customize your complimentary annual pass MagicBand, you will need to first activate your annual pass at any Walt Disney World Resort theme park window, theme park Guest Relations location or Disney Springs Guest Relations location.

    If you decide to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel during your next vacation, you will have the option to customize a complimentary MagicBand for your stay. You will still have the option to order an additional MagicBand after you activate your annual pass even if you receive one for use during your stay.

    Did You Know? Once you link your annual pass to your My Disney Experience account you will be able to start making FastPass+ selections. You do not need to receive your MagicBand in order to do so.

    Riza, I hope I have thoroughly answered your question. If you have any more questions please visit the moms and dads of the Disney Parks Moms Panel again.

    With a Sprinkling of Pixie Dust,

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Meet the Panelist: Priscila, Florida

Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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