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  • On May 11, 2023
    Janelle from PA 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 to Disney world in the fall. We are staying OFF property. We purchased magic bands from the website and they came in original packaging. I see some magic bands come in specialized boxes for the family- how do I get this to surprise the kids

    Hi, Janelle!  It's always a pleasure to help a fellow Pennsylvanian here at planDisney!

    I'm so glad to hear that you purchased MagicBands for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  You're going to love the way that MagicBands simplify your theme park visit.  You can use your MagicBand to enter the theme parks (with valid admission tickets), and if you decide to purchase Disney Genie+ service, you can use your MagicBand to access the Lightning Lane entrances for various attractions.   MagicBands can also be used to link your Disney PhotoPass pictures to your My Disney Experience account.  The latest version of the MagicBand, which is known as MagicBand+, can be used to play Batuu Bounty Hunters at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and even interacts with the various nighttime spectaculars.

    Guests who have a Disney Resorts Collection hotel stay booked have the ability to order MagicBands for everyone in their party at a discounted price.  The MagicBands purchased through a resort hotel reservation are shipped to the Guest together in one box.  I know lots of people like to surprise their families with this MagicBand package to announce an upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  MagicBands purchased through shopDisney do not arrive in this type of packaging, but I think the MagicBands will still make a great surprise for your kids.

    In my family, we have a tradition of counting down the last 30 days before any Disney vacation.  I like to plan a little countdown party for when we reach that 30-day mark.  Our countdown celebration usually consists of a Mickey-shaped or Disney-inspired treat and a small gift for each of the kids.  The gift is typically something that my kids will be able to use on vacation such as a character autograph book, a Disney t-shirt, an ear hat, or even a MagicBand.  Perhaps you could surprise your kids with their new MagicBands in a similar way.  No matter what kind of packaging those MagicBands are presented in, I'm sure your kids are going to be super excited for their magical vacation!

    See ya real soon!
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Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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