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  • On Jan 9, 2023
    Ashlee from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family has an upcoming trip to Disneyland Resort booked for April- a first time for all of us. We are looking to buy magicband+ for each of us. Are we able to buy them through ShopDisney to use at Disneyland/ DCA? Or must we buy them inside Disneyland?

    Hi there, Ashlee! Thank you for bringing your question to us at planDisney. Oh my goodness, I'm so excited for you and your family to experience the Disneyland Resort for the first time! I'm also delighted to help with your question.

    You can absolutely purchase a MagicBand+ for each of your family members at shopDisney prior to your arrival. There are so many fun designs for each family member to choose from to fit their unique personalities and individual interests. Just be sure you're purchasing MagicBand+, as this is the only type that works at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. You can also get everyone set up with their MagicBand+ ahead of time so they're all set for theme park entry. The haptic vibrations and the flashing lights on the MagicBand+ make nighttime spectaculars so much more fun. I can't wait to use mine during the new Wondrous Journeys that will debut when the Disney100 Celebration kicks off on January 27. I also recently used my MagicBand+ to collect some credits for completing a few assigned jobs in Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters. I highly recommend this activity that's fun for the entire family. You'll need to make sure everyone has the Play Disney Parks app on their phones in order to receive and complete jobs.

    There will be so many fun and exciting things happening at the parks during your visit, Ashlee. In addition to the Disney100 festivities, the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will also be happening during your visit. I love to eat my way through this festival, and the portion sizes are smaller so you can try more things!

    Be sure to also stop by City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland or Chamber of Commerce on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure and ask for some complimentary "1st Visit" buttons for you and your family to commemorate the occasion. They also make a fun little souvenir. Another quick tip for first-time visitors is to make sure you download the Disneyland app before your visit. 

    Ashlee, I hope this has been helpful. I can't wait for your family to visit the Disneyland Resort and I know you will have the most magical time. If you have any questions about bounty hunting in Batuu or any other questions about the resort, I'd love to share my experience and offer any suggestions. Please feel free to visit us again at planDisney and even ask me directly

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Oregon

Hey everyone! I'm Michelle, a Disney loving adult from the Pacific Northwest. I'm a wife and dog mom who loves to travel. Whether I'm adventuring solo, teaming up with my pals and family or making sure my husband is getting the most of his visit with accessibility; I'm here to answer your questions and share that magical feeling you'll get when visiting the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Michelle

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