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  • On Jan 31, 2022
    Diane from NY 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’m looking to pre purchase magic. Bands but can’t find the link

    Hey howdy hey Diane and welcome to planDisney!

    One of the best parts about planning our next trip to Walt Disney World Resort has to be picking out our very own MagicBands. Such a fun task to pick out our favorite one that will reflect our Disney Side for our next vacation. Although there is always the option for MagicMobile Service, the MagicBands are our preferred way to tour the parks. Putting on these MagicBands before we leave for our trips always helps us signal "Vacation Mode" and to be ready for our trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth! There are so many options for purchasing your MagicBands for your trip so let's talk about the easy part first, where to find them!

    The first way you will be able to purchase your MagicBands is through your My Disney Experience account. Once you are logged on, go to the very top where you see My Disney Experience. Hover over that option and below it, you should see the "My MagicBands and Cards" heading to click on. Once there, you should see a screen with your travel party icons on them with the heading "MagicBand Order for (number in your party) Guests". Follow the link and you should be able to select individual MagicBands for each person in your party. When ordering MagicBands from this option just be mindful of timeframes. You can select, personalize and have them shipped to your home as long as your order them more than 10 days from your date of arrival. If ordering from 6-10 days, they will ship directly to your resort and can be picked up at the check-in desk. Anything five days or less you are unable to order from here. But wait, it can't be that easy, there are MORE options for MagicBands!

    You can also check out ShopDisney for more options for MagicBands! If you thought your decision was already hard enough, check out the options here at ShopDisney. They often have many more selections that are not available on the My Disney Experience list and are very unique. When you purchase these, just be mindful of the shipping date. It will cost more to have them shipped sooner for your trip coming up in a couple of weeks. The other step you would have to take if buying the MagicBands here is making sure to link them appropriately to your account. Once you have your Magicbands in hand, from your My Disney Experience account, go back under the "My MagicBands and Cards" section. This time scroll to the bottom of the page and you should see a blue "Link" button under the "Link a MagicBand" section. Follow the prompts and you are all set. But wait, one more option for you!

    The last thing you can do is not to buy the MagicBands yet and wait to buy them while you are in the resort. Doing this you can purchase them at your resort, Disney Springs or in the Parks, which would require you to set up a Disney MagicMobile pass first to get in and then link the MagicBands with the steps above. 

    Have fun finding the right option that works out for you as it is a BIG decision to find just the right band to set your Disney mood for your vacation. Good luck with your final preparations and we cannot wait to welcome you to the Most Magical Place on Earth real soon!

    Happy planning, 

    Nick 
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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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