• On Jul 12, 2018
    Talina from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! Im purchasing annual passes and I understand they give you complimentary bands. Do they guve them the day I pick up the tickets or they email them? I would like to use them the first day I go to the park.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Talina! This was the very issue I was confused about when I first bought my Annual Pass. You’re correct that you get a complimentary MagicBand (with a much-loved orange slider) with your pass purchase.

    If you want to use the band on your first visit, it may be very hard unless you're local. You can purchase a pass online at any time, but you’ll have to activate it in person at a Walt Disney World Resort ticket window. Only after that time, can a MagicBand be customized and ordered on MyDisneyExperience.com (and it takes over a week to get to you). Unless you are a local that can pop in and out, you can see why I treated myself to a graphic MagicBand from ShopDisney.com for my Annual Pass and then donned my slider when it arrived. I got to use it for my second Parks trip and have ever since. I don’t regret the splurge at all! I keep my solid color complimentary band on hand to use when it matches my outfit!

    Remember that your magical yellow AP card that you will get when you activate your pass in person can be used as your tickets, Memory Maker Pass, FP+ and merchandise discount proof (along with your ID). There are so many perks and benefits to be had, I know you’ll renew just like I did! To infinity and beyond! ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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