• On Aug 23, 2017
    Ashlee from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family is considering traveling for a gymnastics meet at ESPN in February. When I looked into purchasing tickets that are discounted, (4day hopper) it says they will mail me the tickets. How would this affect Magic Bands and Fast Passes?

    Hi Ashlee!

    Thank you for bringing you question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. February is one of my favorite times to visit Walt Disney World Resort because you'll traditionally find lower crowds, mild weather and personally it's my birthday month so YAY!

    Whether or not you'll receive a MagicBand is actually tied to your hotel reservation. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you will be able to customize your MagicBand in your My Disney Experience account and you'll receive it in the mail about a week before you leave!

    Since you are purchasing your ticket separately you'll need to link it in your My Disney Experience account. That's great that they want to mail it to you ahead of time, folks that have to wait for Will Call aren't able to book FastPass+ in advance. First you'll want to confirm with them that they are going to mail it to you with plenty of time. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, your window will open 60 days prior to your arrival, but you will need your tickets loaded in your My Disney Experience account. I'd request that they mail them to you about 3 months in advance. Once you receive them, you'll want to link your tickets and you'll be ready to go!

    Please let me know if you have any other questions!

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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