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  • On Oct 18, 2019
    John from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'll be coming to Walt Disney World on Nov 2, 2019, When should I receive my Magic Bands ? Also, can I limit how much can be charged on one of the Magic Bands ?

    Hi, John!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Your magical vacation is just a little over a week away!  I am so excited for you!  Autumn is a wonderful time to fall into magic at the Walt Disney World Resort.  During your visit, be sure to check out one of my favorite events, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  I highly recommend the loaded macaroni & cheese at the Active Eats booth and the maple bourbon cheesecake at the Cheese Studio.  These were two of my festival favorites this yEAR!

    Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel will receive complimentary MagicBands.  This is just one of the many benefits of staying right in the middle of the magic.  Usually, when I customize my family's MagicBand order, it is shipped to our home a few weeks before our vacation.  You may want to take a look at the MagicBand section of your My Disney Experience account to see if there is a notification regarding the shipment of your MagicBands.  If you have any questions about this, feel free to call the Help Center phone number for My Disney Experience, MagicBands, and FastPass+, and a Cast Member will be happy to assist you.

    The ability to make purchases using your MagicBand is one of my favorite features.  I love the convenience of not having to dig through my bag for my wallet every time I need to buy a Dole Whip or a Mickey pretzel.  When you use your MagicBand to make a purchase, you are actually charging that purchase to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room.  While you cannot set a limit on how much can be charged, you can choose to only select certain guests to give charging privileges to.  For example, on our family vacations, my husband and I have the ability to make purchases using our MagicBands, but my children do not.  You can speak to a Cast Member when you check into your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel about getting this set up for you.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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