• On Jul 5, 2018
    Claire from West Midlands 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 head to WDW from the UK soon. Looking to purchase magic bands as my 6 year old has additional needs and hope having the band will help him. Can't purchase them from the UK. Is it easy to get the bands at the parks? Do they cost more there? Thanks

    Hi Claire, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question. 

    As a Canadian, I share your frustration that MagicBands can’t be shipped internationally. The good news is that you’ll either be able to pick up a complimentary set (one for each member of your party) when you check in for your stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. 

    If you aren’t staying “on property”, however, don’t worry! You can either purchase a choice of solid colour MagicBands directly at Guest Relations when you pick up your Theme Park Tickets, or you can purchase really cool character MagicBands at several merchandise locations in the Theme Parks or Disney Springs. The Cast Member at that merchandise location will then be able to link your band to your My Disney Experience account and, voila! Your little one will be good to go. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming Disney Parks vacation. Depending on your son’s needs, be sure to check out the Services for Guests with Disabilities page for more information about how to make your visit to Walt Disney World Resort wonderful for the entire family. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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