• On Jul 15, 2018
    Roxanne from GA 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.

    Hello, We are going to Disney this Christmas, When would you recommend buying our Magic Bands?

    Dear Roxanne,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us again here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    MagicBands are one of my favorite parts of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and it's so much fun to customize them for each member of your family! 

    Are you staying on site at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel? If so, your MagicBands are included in the cost of your reservation. At least a month ahead of your check-in date, you should head over to My Disney Experience under the MagicBands and Cards link on the dropdown menu, and you will be easily able to choose your colors and your desired names. 

    If you are staying off-site, you don't need a MagicBand and can simply use the plastic ticket for entrance into the park. If your family chooses to purchase MagicBands anyway for ease of use, you can purchase them at the Disney Store or on site at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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