Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 16, 2020
    Jamie from NC 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.

    First time Disney-world goer. We have a vacation planned this fall- since we are staying in a resort I know we get free magic-bands. However we would like the character ones. I check multiple times a day and it always says 0 avail except plain ones, Why?

    Hi Jamie! Wow! I feel so fortunate to be answering a question for a first time visitor to the Walt Disney World Resort! You must be so excited! I am glad you discovered the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We love to help families as they plan their vacations to The Most Magical Place on Earth! Let me answer your specific question first, then I want to give you a little extra advice! Consider me your Genie! You ain't never had a friend like me!

    Yes, you are correct, as a Guest of a Disney Resort Hotel, you will receive complimentary MagicBands for your vacation! They are typically offered in solid colors. However, it sounds like you are interested in upgrading to a character-specific MagicBand. Nice choice! The best place to find those upgraded MagicBands is on Here you will find a wide selection of character-specific MagicBands!

    When you get to the website, hover your cursor over "Parks" on the menu. A drop-down menu will appear. Go to "Prep for the Parks." Under this category you will see "MagicBand." Click and then pick your MagicBands! Have fun! There are some really cool MagicBands available right now! Just be sure to check the prices as they do vary by MagicBand.

    And now for that little extra advice that I promised! You are going at my favorite time of the year! I strongly recommend that you go to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! This is a special ticketed event at Magic Kingdom Park. These parties are scheduled on select nights during the fall. The party takes place from 7:00 to midnight. But the best perk of these parties is that ticket-holders can access Magic Kingdom Park as early as 4:00PM. So, technically, you're getting in from 4:00PM to midnight! My advice is that you make this your trip to Magic Kingdom Park! It's Halloween as only Disney can provide!

    Jamie, come back to visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel as you continue your planning! We're happy to help!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan G.

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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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