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  • On Oct 31, 2023
    Jeffrey 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.

    I didn't order magic bands and I'm going to Disney in 3 days. Have I already failed at my family's Disney vacation?

    Welcome to planDisney, Jeffrey! Are you getting so excited about your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World Resort? It sounds like a little bit of the pre-trip nerves are setting in, so I'm here to ease your mind and promise you that you haven't failed at anything! Let's chat about MagicBands and when and how you can get your hands on some for your family.

    If you're staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you are offered the opportunity to pre-order MagicBands to be shipped to your home or the Front Desk of your Resort Hotel in advance of your trip. It's too close to your trip to do that now, but don't worry because you still have plenty of time to get some. The merchandise locations at all Disney Resorts Collection Hotels will have a selection of MagicBands that you can purchase when you arrive. You'll also find them at most large shops like the Emporium at Magic Kingdom Park or the Creations Shop at EPCOT. They come in dozens of different designs so everyone can have the chance to pick out their favorite! They come with instructions for how to connect them to your My Disney Experience account, which you can do right away when you open them up. Once they're connected, you can use them to tap into the Theme Parks with your admission, access the Lightning Lane entrances if you're using Disney Genie+ Service, collect your Disney PhotoPass photos, and more!

    Jeffrey, you can also choose to forego MagicBands and instead use the complimentary options available. Your ticket cards will get you into the Theme Parks, and you can request a key card for your room at your Resort Hotel. You can also use the My Disney Experience app to open your room door, and you can connect your tickets to Disney MagicMobile Service to use your phone to enter the Theme Parks. There are so many options for you! Whichever you choose, I know your family is about to have a great vacation.

    Have a magical day, Jeffrey!

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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