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  • On Oct 17, 2022
    Jessie 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.

    We are coming in 25 days but only want to order magicband+ for our kids (we already have previous magic bands that the adults will use). If we only select magic bands for the kids, will they ship prior to the trip? I remember them shipping around day 30

    Howdy, Jessie! Welcome to planDisney. I see your trip countdown calendar is in the final stages...Yee-haw!

    One benefit of booking a Walt Disney World Resort hotel stay is that guests can purchase MagicBands ahead of their visit and receive a "pre-arrival" discount. I'm sure your Mouseketeers will be thrilled when that box of magical mail shows up soon! MagicBands ordered 11 days before your trip can be shipped directly to your home; orders between 6 and 10 days before your stay are automatically sent to your resort. With the popularity of the new MagicBand+ this summer, order fulfillment was taking much longer, and some guests weren't receiving their bands in time. Luckily, it seems things have normalized again, so you shouldn't have any issues if you place your order 2-3 weeks in advance. Since the adults in your party already have active MagicBands, you can click the "Decline MagicBand" box. Once your MagicBand purchase has shipped, the status will update, and you'll be provided with a tracking link. 

    When they arrive, remember to fully charge the kids' MagicBand+, pair them with your smartphone, and ensure you have the latest software updates from the My Disney Experience mobile app. I also recommend downloading the Play Disney Parks app for two fun interactive games that your kids will love playing in the parks:

    *The Disney Fab 50 Quest can be played across all four Walt Disney World parks. The scavenger hunt has you looking for golden character sculptures. When you get close to a statue, your MagicBand+ will vibrate, and if you wave your band until it glows, you've captured the character.

    *Batuu Bounty Hunters game is played in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. You'll find your bounty by following a "hot/cold" system based on haptic feedback from your MagicBand+. Once you locate your target, use the Play Disney Parks app to scan the door, and then you can collect your credits.

    Have a wonderful trip, Jessie! If there's anything else you need, the planDisney Panel is all ears!

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