• On Jul 16, 2017
    Jessica from FL 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.

    We're finally going to purchase Annual Passes in August, and plan to stay at a Disney resort in Mid September. Will we be able to get our custom MagicBands prior to our stay, and trip? Also, will the expiration date begin at purchase or first use?

    Hi, Jessica! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thanks for bringing us your question!

    Hooray for Annual Passes! I’m so excited you will soon be able to enjoy the most magical place on earth more often. As a fellow annual passholder, I can tell you, you are going to love being an AP. It’s like being part of the most magical club in the world. Add to that all the perks and benefits that come with your AP, it’s a win-win!
    Jessica, usually when you purchase annual passes, your MagicBands won’t be available to customize until your pass is activated. But in your case, because you are planning a stay at one of the wonderful Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, you will receive MagicBands from that stay that you can customize in your My Disney Experience account. That’s just one of the many benefits of staying on property! You’ll also get your MagicBands for your AP once you activate it. So, you can either pick a different color and have an extra MB, or you can decline them if you don’t think you’ll need them. Personally, I like having multiple MagicBands’s that I can coordinate with my Disney-bounding outfits!

    Regarding the start date of your Annual Pass year, the clock will start when you activate it. So the first day you use it, when you walk through the special AP entrance at any of the four theme parks, will mark the beginning of your magical AP year.
    Thanks again for stopping by! Be sure to check out all the AP benefits and discounts available and bookmark the page to your mobile device so you can easily access it while you’re visiting. See you real soon,

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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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