• On Oct 7, 2020
    Kevin from NY 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 choose my magic bands now for my 2021 stay at poly will I be charged ?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Kevin!

    Ooh, our very first visit to Walt Disney World started with a stay at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. What a beautiful place to call home during your next vacation!

    MagicBands have become our new favorite accessory on all Walt Disney World visits as they make exploring the parks and resorts so easy. According to the MagicBand link above, "Disney Resort hotel Guests with an arrival date through December 31, 2020 will receive complimentary MagicBands. MagicBands will no longer be provided on a complimentary basis for new reservations for arrivals at Disney Resort hotels January 1, 2021 and beyond. However, Guests will have the option to purchase MagicBands." 

    Personally, I like to bring more than one MagicBand on our vacations, coordinating them with the season, touring plan, or day's attire. Heading to Disney's Hollywood Studios? Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge MagicBand for me. Touring around Halloween? Packing The Haunted Mansion Singing Busts MagicBand 2. Leaving the cold and snowy north for some Florida sun? My Elsa MagicBand is sure to come with me. It's just one more way to add a little color and style to an already magical adventure.

    I'm intrigued, too, by the little reveal that in 2021, Disney plans to "unveil an innovative new offering as part of the My Disney Experience app that will bring features of a MagicBand to your smart device". Once those details are released, you may decide that you prefer these new enhanced capabilities of the My Disney Experience mobile app to wearing a MagicBand; I cannot wait to hear more about it!

    As you plan your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, Kevin, be sure to send additional questions our way. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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