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  • On Mar 16, 2023
    Amber from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, Are magic bands offered at a discount if you are staying at a Disney Resort? Thanks for any info Amber

    Hi Amber, welcome to planDisney!

    Staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation has its perks. I'm pleased as Pluto to share that one of these perks is the ability to purchase MagicBands at a discounted rate up to 6 days before arrival. I'm staying at a Disney Resort hotel next month and placed my family's MagicBand order this morning. I'd love to walk you through the steps while they're fresh in my mind.

    To place my pre-arrival MagicBand order, I started on the My MagicBands and Cards page of My Disney Experience. Because my Disney Resort hotel reservation was linked to My Disney Experience, "Your MagicBandOrder" appeared near the top of the page. A "Get Started" button appeared below the list of eligible Guests linked to the resort reservation, right above the details of my resort reservation. Below the resort reservation information, there was a large number displaying the number of days I had to complete my order if I wanted the MagicBands delivered to my home. You want your Walt Disney World Resort vacation countdown to reach zero, but not your MagicBand order countdown! Orders placed 6-10 days before your trip are delivered to your Disney Resort hotel and the pre-arrival discount is no longer available 1-5 days before your trip.

    After I clicked "Get Started," I took time browsing the options and selecting a MagicBand+ design that suited each of my children. My daughter chose a Stitch design since he's her favorite Disney character these days; my son chose a design with lots of Mickey and lots of primary colors. My husband and I purchased MagicBand+ designs for our fall visit and have decided to spend our souvenir money on other things this trip. As such, I had to officially decline the pre-arrival offer for a discounted MagicBand for each of us before our MagicBand order could be processed. Shipping and Handling was free and I saved twenty dollars on our order as compared to if I had purchased the same MagicBand+ designs on or at World of Disney.

    Something else to keep in mind, Amber, is that MagicBands purchased with the pre-arrival offer arrive pre-linked to your My Disney Experience account but must be paired to your device and fully charged (MagicBand+ designs only) before use. MagicBand designs purchased online or at a retail location on Disney property must be linked, paired, and fully charged (as applicable) before use.

    I hope this information helps you tap into a good deal and magic at theme park entry. You can also use MagicBand+ designs to help your story come alive during Happily Ever After.

    Choose magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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