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  • On Jan 12, 2014
    Elaine from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm confused about the fastpass+ - I won't receive a magic band because I don't live in the U.S., I also booked less than 60 days in advance. Can I still customize the fast pass after I arrive? And what's the benefit of customizing?

    Hi Elaine,

    Customizing your band simply means that you choose a fancy color and have your name imprinted on the inside of the band. That's the only difference between a custom band and one received on site. If you don't have a customized band, you will be given a basic grey band when you arrive at your resort.

    Canadian guests can get colorful customized MagicBands, they just won't be mailed to your home. Instead you can pick them up at the front desk of your hotel as you check in. There is a cutoff window to customization. Again, if you don't make the cutoff, you'll be given a grey band when you arrive.

    Getting your FastPass+ reservations doesn't really have anything to do with having a customized MagicBand. While you enter the FP+ queues in the park using your band, the FP+ reservations can be made and changed again (and again) on a computer, your smartphone, a portable tablet, or at an in-park kiosk. Us the MyDisneyExperience app or portal on the website to make FP+ reservations or changes. When I was at the parks last weekend, I made and changed FP+ reservations on my phone several times every day, even moments before riding an attraction.

    Good luck with your planning. I'm happy to help if you have additional questions, just let me know what you need.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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