• On Sep 16, 2018
    Nancy from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am going to Disneyworld next month. Do I need to buy my AP now so I can receive my magic band? Will the magic band be with the AP at will call or is it mailed?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Nancy! 

    I’m excited to read you are getting ready to become a part of the magical Annual Passholder family! The value and benefits of your Annual Pass are truly pixie-dusted! But as a Passholder myself, my favorite part of having an AP is getting to enjoy the magic more often!

    Nancy, you can purchase your Annual Pass anytime! In fact, I highly recommend purchasing soon so you can begin locking in your FastPass+ for your upcoming visit as soon as your booking window opens. Annual Passholders can book FastPass+ 30-days in advance for up to 7-inconsecutive days of theme park fun! If you’re staying inside the magic, you’ll be able to lock in your FastPass+ 60-days in advance with your Annual Pass. 

    Once you have purchased and linked your Annual Pass to your My Disney Experience account, you will be ready to plan! But don’t worry about your AP clock ticking away. Your pass won’t be active, and your year won’t begin until you scan it on your first visit as a Passholder. Once your pass is active, you can log in to your account to customize your AP MagicBand which will then ship to your home, so you can use for future visits. If you have MagicBands from previous visits linked to your My Disney Experience account, you can use those while you wait for your complimentary Annual Pass MagicBand to arrive. 

    I hope you have an enchanted yEAR with many visits where you create even more unforgettable memories. Be sure to stop by soon for any additional planning questions.

    See ya real soon!

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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