• On Feb 3, 2021
    Kyle from TX 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 have heard that the magic bands were being discontinued, however when looking for new magic band online I saw that it mentioned they would provide plain Grey for anyone in our party that didn't have one. I'm not sure if I need to purchase one.

    Welcome to planDisney, Kyle!

    Thank you for stopping by today with a great question. I am happy to see that you are just one month away from making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Please note that complimentary MagicBands are no longer provided for Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel. In the past, Guests were able to personalize them online and select solid colors at no extra cost. Visitors who failed to personalize their bands on time were provided gray bands. 

    Although MagicBands are no longer complimentary, Disney Resort hotel Guests can purchase them ahead of their visit at pre-arrival prices, including premium MagicBand designs. If you decide to purchase MagicBands, sign in to your Disney account and select My Magic Bands and Cards to view available options. Remember to place your order 11 days before arrival if you would like to have your MagicBands shipped to your home, and at least six 6 days prior to your check-in date if you would like to have them shipped to your Disney Resort hotel.

    MagicBands have revolutionized the way we visit The Most Magical Place on Earth. They allow convenient access to vacation planning choices, are stylish, and make wonderful souvenirs from Disney vacations. Although not mandatory, I always like to remind friends and family that MagicBands can be used to access plans and choices made with My Disney Experience, link Disney PhotoPass content to your Disney account, and enter theme parks and water parks with valid admission. When you stay in the middle of the magic this all-in-one device can also be used to unlock the door of your Disney Resort hotel room, and charge food and merchandise purchases to your room during your stay.

    I hope this information is helpful and that you have a magical visit, Kyle! Hurry back to visit planDisney real soon if you have additional questions.

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