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  • On May 21, 2019
    Lavinia from NL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, Are different upgraded magic bands available for different people? I can only see 28 options, including the 8 free basic ones. The ones I really like (villains & sorcerer mickey) aren’t showing as available. Thanks, Lavinia

    Hi, Lavinia!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What did we ever do without MagicBands?  Wearing your MagicBand allows you to unlock your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room, enter the theme parks (with valid admission), use your FastPass+ selections, and connect your Disney PhotoPass pictures to your My Disney Experience account.  During your resort hotel stay, you can even use your MagicBand to charge purchases to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room.  I love that you can do all of this without ever having to fumble through your bag or wallet.  It's all right there on your wrist!

    In the past, the complimentary MagicBands given to Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests came in a variety of solid colors.  Guests could also purchase additional specialty MagicBands decorated with various Disney characters and designs at and various retail locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.  However, it was recently announced that Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests would be given the option to upgrade their MagicBands.  Now guests may choose the complimentary solid color MagicBands or choose the option to purchase one of the specialty MagicBands at a significant discount off the regular retail cost.

    In the couple of days since this MagicBand upgrade option became available, it has proven to be extremely popular.  My MagicBands for my next Walt Disney World Resort vacation have already shipped to me, so I was unable to try out the upgrade option for myself this time.  However, I have spoken to a few of my fellow Disney Parks Moms Panelists who have upcoming Walt Disney World Resort trips.  Some of them were able to successfully upgrade their MagicBands, while others found that the MagicBands they were interested in are currently sold-out.  I have a feeling this is what you are experiencing.  Perhaps the designs you were interested in were very popular.  I see that your arrival date for your trip is not until next year.  Since you still have plenty of time to customize your MagicBands, I suggest that you wait a bit.  Let some of the initial excitement over this new offering die down a bit, and allow for some time for popular MagicBand designs to be restocked.

    In the meantime, if you're excited to begin planning your magical vacation, be sure to check out all of the amazing new things coming soon to the Walt Disney World Resort.  Also, be sure to follow the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest Walt Disney World Resort news.

    Have a magical day!
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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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