• On May 9, 2018
    Christina from IL 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.

    My daughter and I just booked a last minute trip to Disney World for the first week of June. We want to purchase character themed Magic Bands ahead of time. Do we still need the band the resort would normally give us? Thank you!

    Hi Christina!

    Welcome BACK to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We're all very excited that you're planning a return visit to Walt Disney World Resort, and so soon! Have you already made your list of must-try snacks?

    I'm excited that you and your daughter have found themed MagicBands that fit your own personality and character. The 2.0 edition of MagicBands have an interchangeable inner puck so on future visits you can still use your themed outer band part in combination with any new center puck you receive. The pucks can even be removed completely and put into a keychain counterpart called a MagicKeeper.

    You are correct that by purchasing a retail MagicBand that you don't technically need the solid color MagicBand that is included in your Disney Resort Hotel room reservation. You can certainly bring the included bands along to make the check-in process a bit easier, or you could leave them at home altogether. However, the complimentary bands arrive already connected to their owner's My Disney Experience Profile, so technically you could mix and match any additional bands you have to your various Disney outfits during your vacation. I actually just returned from Walt Disney World Resort last week where I brought five bands along for our weeks worth of fun.

    I hope this helped, Christina, and We'll See You Real Soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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