• On Aug 8, 2019
    Sherry from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will buy Annual Passes for the first time, and our first visit is off property in Sept '19. Then we'll stay on property in Feb '20. My question: Can I get Magic Bands for our Feb '20 visit early to use them in Sept '19?

    Hey, Sherry! The decision to become a member of Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder family is, well ... supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! There are so many amazing benefits - all kinds of discounts, exclusive merchandise and treats, and even exclusive events. I do have to warn you that the pass also comes with lots of "I need to," reasonings. I need to go just one more time before my pass expires. I need to go so we can get the new passholder-exclusive pin. I need to go again for the V.I.PASSHOLDER Night. I am purely speaking from personal experience because the "I need to" reasonings happen often around here!

    Your Annual Passes will come with complimentary MagicBands. However, your Annual Pass will have to be activated first before the option appears to customize and ship them within your My Disney Experience account. Your pass activates upon first use, so that will not help you. At this time, there is not a way to have the complimentary MagicBands associated with a Disney Resort Hotel stay shipped early. There is the option to upgrade your complimentary MagicBand to a themed one and those usually ship out within a week, so I think that will be your best option. 

    To purchase upgraded MagicBands, go to your My MagicBands and Cards section in My Disney Experience online. You should find an open order for your February 2020 Disney Resort Hotel stay. The available upgrade MagicBands does fluctuate, sometimes with stock changing throughout the day, so take a look and see if one catches your eye. You will be able to have these customized with your choice of name printed on the back. Once you finish customization, complete the order and they will be on their way to you!

    I hope this information helps you plan your magical adventures! Thanks for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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