• On Aug 17, 2016
    Patricia from NY 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.

    Hi ~ My customized Magic Band is"ACTIVE" yet it appears from My Disney Experience information that a new band will be waiting for me at check-in on my upcoming vacation. How do I avoid yet another band being reissued at my upcoming trip?

    Hi Patricia,

    It's great to have you with us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks for stoppin' by.

    I completely understand your concern. While some Guests enjoy collecting MagicBands - I have even heard of them being used as a replacement for garland on the Christmas tree - others have an attachment to a particular MagicBand from a special time. My must-use customized MagicBand was a birthday gift from a fellow Disney Parks Moms Panelist!

    Good news! You can actually decline MagicBands for your upcoming vacation. In fact, one Guest on a Resort hotel reservation might decline while another may still perfect a new Magicband. It's completely individual, which I love.

    To decline a new MagicBand, simply log-in to your My Disney Experience Account and head to the MagicBands & Cards section. You should see a button to Customize for your upcoming vacation. Click that. Then, by each Guest, you should have the choice to either Customize or, in blue, Decline MagicBand. It's that simple!

    If your next vacation is right around the corner and you are beyond your customization window, you will see a message indicating that your MagicBands will be available at your Resort front desk. If this is what you are seeing, and it sounds like it is, don't worry! Those gray MagicBands that could be issued to you at Check-in can be recycled if you desire. Simply inform the Cast Member that you are not interested in receiving them, and they will handle the rest. 

    Please let us know if you have any other questions!

    Wishing you many magical memories,


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"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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