• On Feb 25, 2018
    Kiona from Md Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, My Daughter and I will be attending WDW for the first time in about a month. It was last minute but everything is coming together! I just wanted to know if i will get our magic bands in the mail or should i expect to pick them up at the resort?

    Hi Kiona,

    I'm super excited for your very first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! You and your daughter are going to love it and have SO much fun! 

    MagicBands make the logistics of a Disney vacation super simple! You'll love having your room key, park tickets, and FastPass+ selections conveniently located on a cute band on your wrist. Did you know that you can also link a credit card when you check in and charge all of your purchases back to your Disney Resort hotel room with your MagicBand? As long as you customize your MagicBands with your name and choice of color  at least 11 days before your arrival, your MagicBands will be shipped to your home. If you customize them 6 - 10 days before you arrive, they'll be waiting for you when you check in, and if don't customize them by that point, no worries...you'll receive complimentary non-customized MagicBands when you check-in. I'd definitely encourage you to customize yours, though, as you may notice some extra personalized magic around the theme parks if you do!

    Being that it's your first time to visit, I'd encourage you to ask for complimentary "My First Visit" pins when you arrive. Also make sure you've downloaded the free My Disney Experience app. You'll be able to check wait times, manage FastPass+ selections, order food at select Quick-Service dining locations, and even get turn by turn directions to attractions and experiences. And don't forget that Disney employees, called Cast Members, are happy to do all they can to make your vacation perfect, so don't hesitate to ask them if you need anything!

    Thanks for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Please let us know if you have any other questions as you're planning your trip, Kiona, and have a super magical vacation!

thumbnail image for Missy

Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Quick Tip | My Disney Experience App

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.