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  • On Jun 25, 2022
    Sonia from MD 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’ve been holding on buying a MagicBand with the hope that Magicband+ gets released prior to my visit. Vacation is getting close and I need to decide whether to do the advance purchase, even if they’re not +. What are the advantages to buying in advance?

    Welcome to planDisney, Sonia.

    Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to Walt Disney World Resort you go!  In a matter of DAYS, you'll be standing right in the middle of Main Street, U.S.A. with the splendor of Cinderella Castle in your view and a Mickey Pretzel in hand. Let the final countdown commence!

    I’m sorry MagicBand+ was not released ahead of your trip like you were hoping it would be. I imagine you’re feeling a bit of a crunch right now since your arrival is so close and you’re still without a MagicBand. Not to worry though! You have until six days prior to your arrival to order a customized MagicBand through your My Disney Experience account, which means you still have time. Remember, if you order customized MagicBands at this point in time, you will be able to pick them up at your Disney Resort hotel when you arrive.

    Besides being able to purchase your MagicBand at a special pre-arrival price as a Guest of a Disney Resort hotel, ordering it ahead of time ensures it is already linked to your My Disney Experience account and ready to use. It will already have your theme park admission loaded, be able to open the door to your Resort room and link your Disney PhotoPass photos, and more. You can even set up a PIN code for your MagicBand at the Front Desk to be able to charge purchases to your room during your stay. Of course, your MagicBand can be used for all of these same purposes if you wait to purchase it once you are on property, but it’s always nice to save a little money and be ready to head off on your adventures the moment your feet land on magical soil.

    Sonia, I hope this information helps, but stop by planDisney again if you have more questions. Have a wonderful vacation!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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