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  • On Aug 29, 2022
    Diana from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How far in advance can resort guests purchase new MagicBand+? I have two inactive MagicBands showing in My Disney Experience but it's not showing me a link to purchase new ones? We head to WDW in early November. Thanks!

    Hi Diana,

    Welcome back to planDisney and thank you for your question! So great to hEAR that you’ll be vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort this fall. Make sure to stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog to see all that might be happening during your vacation!

    When it comes to selecting MagicBands, guests can purchase them at special pre-arrival rates up to 10 days in advance of their stay in a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. 

    Here’s the step-by-step guide! Once you hover over the “My Disney Experience” tab (upper right corner of the homepage), select “My MagicBands and Cards”. Once fully signed in, you should see all of your party’s names for the upcoming stay. By selecting “Get Started”, you’ll be able to select MagicBand+ for each guest. If one of the guests doesn't want a MagicBand, simply select “Decline a New MagicBand”. Keep in mind if you make this selection, the guest will no longer be able to get one at the pre-arrival price.

    Typically, inactive MagicBands are from prior trips, but guests can definitely use them! To do this, simply go back to the main “My MagicBands and Cards” tab and scroll down to “Manage MagicBands and Cards”. From there, select the guest's name that has the inactive MagicBand and simply re-activate it by linking the MagicBand! If for some reason, you aren’t able to reactivate the current MagicBand you have, definitely reach out to the My Disney Experience, MagicBand and MagicBand+ help desk.

    I hope this “Bit By Bryanna” is helpful as you prepare for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort stay. If you have any other planning or vacation questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out, I’m always happy to help!

    The Magic Is Calling,

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Meet the Panelist: Bryanna, North Carolina

Welcome to planDisney! My name is Bryanna and I am a "Disney-lifer". I have traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort since my toddler years and I have not been able to get enough of the magic. Whether we are at the one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks or a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, it is a way to escape every day life. I have planned many family vacations and now it is my turn to help you. Through my experienced lens, I take joy in being a part of your magical journey! Learn More About Bryanna

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