Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Apr 7, 2022
    Priya from IL 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 am having a very hard time purchasing magic bands. Either nothing we like is in stock or the website crashes, do you have any tips?

    Hiya, Priya!

    Welcome to planDisney! Oh, Bother! I am so very sorry to hear that you are having trouble ordering your favorite MagicBands for your Ohana before your big adventure. These magical accessories are wonderfully convenient. It's amazing how one tap of the wrist can give you access to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room, give you access to the theme parks, and allow you to charge food and merchandise purchases to your room. As someone who loses things in her bag quite often, I am a huge fan of how easy this makes my day. 

    If you would like to have your MagicBands delivered to your home before you arrive my top tip is to check the Walt Disney World website daily. You can place an order up to 11 days before your check-in. I suggest allowing at least two weeks, just in case shipping delays happen. MagicBand inventory changes frequently, and you never know what may be available. There have been a few trips that I truly thought the bands my family wanted would never be available on the same day. But eventually, it always worked out. Another top tip is to have a second choice in mind for each member of your travel party. This will give you a little more flexibility when ordering. If three out of your four top picks are available and a beloved backup is also an option, you don't have to risk losing the other three. If you continue to experience website crashes while checking out, I suggest changing your browser or trying a different device to complete your purchase. I have experienced this same situation and I found placing my order from a different device did the trick. You can also order MagicBands from shopDisney before you arrive. 

    If your arrival date starts getting closer, and you still haven't found the perfect band for everyone, you can choose to purchase these magical accessories after you arrive at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Walt Disney World has an unbelievable variety of MagicBands that can be found in almost every merchandise shop and Disney Resort hotel. Once you have purchased your perfect bands you can link them to your account in a matter of moments and they are ready for use immediately. 

    Before signing off, I do want to drop a quick reminder to make your Disney Park Pass reservations if you have not already checked this off of your magical to-do list. All four theme parks require a reservation in addition to a valid theme park reservation. This has been an incredibly popular time to visit Walt Disney World Resort and some dates are filling up quickly. It would be a real bummer to miss out on visiting your favorite park if all the reservations are filled up. Don't delay, make your Disney Park Pass reservations today!

    I hope that your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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