• On Aug 8, 2019
    Kari from MI 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.

    Hi, my famiy of 4 is going in November 20-30 and we want the upgraded magic bands. Everytime I go in to look, they are always different. However, not all of them are available. Is there a place I can go to see just the ones that are currently available?

    Hey, Kari! I want to welcome you to a club of which I am a member - the MagicBand Watcher Club! Many of us here on the panel are also watching for the stock of upgraded MagicBands to be replenished. They are replenished often, but we have to catch them when they do it as there is no exact time of day or day of the week that this is done. The MagicBand upgrades are extremely popular, so almost as quickly as they appear, they disappear. So far, we have just had to rely on faith, trust, and pixie dust to acquire the MagicBands we want. Oh, sweet Pineapple Swirl MagicBand, you will be mine one day!

    The only place you can make your MagicBand order, whether it is one of the complimentary solid colors or an upgraded themed one, is your My Disney Experience account. Head to the My MagicBands and Cards section and you should have an order there waiting to be customized. The stock published on the page is updated every so often, but it may be depleted before the next page refreshing happens. So, while it may look like Pineapple Swirl is waiting for me, I have learned to keep my excitement level down until I am on the payment page.

    I do have a few quick tips to share with you that have seemed to work for us. If your web browser has an incognito option, use that. Try checking first thing in the morning or late at night. Our reasoning has been that there are fewer people on at that time and if a drop happens, that can be a better chance of magic happening. One Cast Member suggested clearing your history and doing a hard reset with Ctrl F5. Another has said to use Safari as your browser. I wish using my Fairy Godmother magic wand was an option, but it has not seemed to work as well as these other tips!

    As my mom always told me, patience is a virtue. So I guess we are all learning this valuable lesson to get us through to that pixie-dusted moment when the treasure is ours. Wishing you lots of luck in your search and if you see Pineapple Swirl available, save me one!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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