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  • On Sep 27, 2023
    Yuka from JP-28 Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I will go to the hotel on October 21st. A message will appear if the MagicBand cannot be purchased. I want to purchase at hotel discount price. What should I do?

    Hello Yuka!

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm excited about your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World Resort from Japan! What fun awaits you very soon!

    MagicBands are known internationally as Disney Bands and I consider them to be one of the most helpful accessories when traveling around Walt Disney World Resort. However, the pre-purchase of Disney Bands at a discounted price is only available to guests from the United States. Your best solution is to wait till you arrive in the United States and look for the perfect band from many of the shops here in Magic Kingdom Park. Your Resort hotel will have a gift shop as well as every Park and even Disney Springs! If you want to try even sooner, if arriving via Orlando International Airport there are a few Disney stores in the airport that you can visit as soon as you land. My favorite is the Walt Disney World Store in Terminal C but there are two Magic of Disney shops at Terminal A and B in the West and East Hall respectively. Sometimes I find items here that have already been sold out in the Parks! My rule with souvenirs from Walt Disney World is to buy them as soon as you decide you want them. Don't think about coming back later to buy it as it will probably be gone. 

    You will be visiting during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival! What perfect timing! There are approximately 30 Global Marketplaces which are stands that sell unique and delicious foods and drinks that you can purchase during your exploration of EPCOT. Make sure when you arrive to grab a festival passport which is a pocket-sized guide showcasing all the stands and their menus. If it seems overwhelming, the Disney Parks Blog has made a Foodie Guide showcasing what's exciting this year! Have a delicious time!

    I hope this helps and I hope to see you in the Parks with your new Disney Band! 

    Happy Planning!

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