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

    If I buy a magicband online so I can get the pre-trip discount, can I exchange it for a different kind at the WDW park?

    Hello Nancy, and welcome to planDisney!

    When it comes to planning a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort, nothing brings me more joy than picking out my pre-arrival discounted MagicBands. I have over 50 MagicBands in my collection and I am always looking for a reason to add more. 

    MagicBands are such an amazing piece of stylish technology. Not only do they allow you to unlock the door to your Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, charge food and merchandise to your room account, allow you to add PhotoPass photos to your Memory Maker account, and allow you to access your admission tickets and redeem your Lightning Lane experiences. There are so many cool styles to choose from, it makes the selection process difficult especially when ordering the pre-arrival discounted MagicBands. Some styles are limited edition and available in limited quantities and others may represent your favorite character or attraction. There is no guarantee that you will find these MagicBands offered in the parks either. There is no way to know how long a MagicBand will be available either. The selection is always changing, so if you see one that you want, I suggest ordering as soon as possible.

    When you receive your MagicBands, they will already be linked to your My Disney Experience accounts and personalized for your use. Unfortunately, once they are activated, they cannot be exchanged, unless they are defective. You are permitted to have more than one active MagicBand on your account at a time. MagicBands are available in select shops at Disney Resorts Collection Hotels, select retail locations at Disney Springs, and in all 4 Disney Theme Parks. My favorite shops to find unique MagicBands are in The Emporium, located on Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom. If I am looking for something to match my wardrobe or enhance my theme for the day, I will usually find a great selection here. If you are heading to Disney Springs, be sure to pop into Disney Pin Traders, located in the Market Place. If you are looking for a MagicBand that features your favorite Disney Character, you will most likely find it here. Your new MagicBand will need to be linked to your My Disney Experience account. If you need help, the Cast Member at checkout will be happy to assist you. 

    I hope this helps with making your selection. If you have any more questions before you arrive, please come back and visit us again. 

    See ya real soon, 

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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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