• On Feb 15, 2017
    Jeremy from IL 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.

    I just finished booking our Disney vacation. When will we receive our magic bands in the mail. Our trip begins on April 29. Also will we need to activate at home or when we arrive.

    Dear Jeremy,

    Thanks for reaching out to us again here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about MagicBands

    Typically, the customization window for MagicBands ends about 30 days before you are scheduled to arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort, so for your family that would be in late March. Be sure that if you want to choose your own colors and names for your bands, that you check that customization time and pre-order by then.

    As soon as the customization window closes, you will receive an alert that your MagicBands are shipping, and they typically arrive to your home around 2-3 weeks before your arrival date. They will already be activated at that time and there's nothing that you need to do to activate them. If you have any trouble using them for the first time, be sure to see a Cast Member at Guest Services or at the hotel concierge and they can assist you.

    Hope that you have a magical vacation!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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