Mom And Daughter Inside Disney hotel; in costume; cinderella
  • On Jun 7, 2015
    Hector from Caguas Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I'm planning a DVC stay for July 2016 for my family of 7. If I buy tickets individually, say 3 now and 4 later, will the MagicBands be sent separately or all together? Do I have to wait to make the reservation in order to receive MagicBands for my tickets?

    Hello Hector!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We often travel with extended family, so I have experience planning the logistics of a large family on a Disney vacation. With something for kids both young and young at heart, I think the Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place for family members of all ages to vacation together.

    You’ll need to start with My Disney Experience. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to create a My Disney Experience account. Everything will be linked there to make the experience as seamless as possible. Magic Bands are shipped 1 to 2 months in advance for Guests with a Walt Disney World Resort reservation. Guests who do not have a resort stay booked will receive RFID encoded hard plastic tickets, and have the option to purchase Magic Bands on their own when they arrive. 

    If you will be booking a Disney Vacation Club Deluxe Villa as a cash reservation though Disney you may consider waiting to buy your theme park tickets until you have booked your room, in case there are any special offer packages or deals available that require a ticket purchase.

    If you will be staying using Disney Vacation Club Points, then it doesn’t matter if you buy now or wait. You will buy your tickets and then link them in My Disney Experience. You can link them now, or wait until you have the rest of your details. As you purchase additional tickets you will link them in as well. Only once you have a resort reservation and theme park tickets both linked in My Disney Experience will you be able to customize Magic Bands. The Magic Bands will then be shipped together to one address prior to your scheduled vacation.

    I hope that helps Hector! Let us know what other questions we can help you with as you plan your magical family vacation!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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