Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Jun 18, 2022
    Dianne from NJ 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 thinking of booking a last-minute trip (arriving on July 8th). I'm sure the wristbands wouldn’t arrive in time, would they be waiting for us at the hotel? Is there anything else I should be aware of regarding booking so late?

    Hey there, Dianne! Welcome!

    I like the way you think. Last-minute Walt Disney World trips are some of my most memorable, and not because of how much I stressed over booking everything! The spontaneous nature of these trips can really lead to some new experiences.

    The first thing I want to suggest is that you check theme park reservations. Make sure the theme parks you want are available on the days you want to visit. That's going to be the biggest thing to worry about with booking so close to when you want to travel. I did a quick check just now, and it looks like there's great availability, but definitely check right before you purchase theme park tickets

    You can pre-purchase your MagicBands online when you make your Disney Resorts Collection hotel reservation. They will have them waiting for you when you arrive if they can't get them to you before you leave home. You can also buy them when you get there, either at a resort gift shop or in the theme parks. ShopDisney also has a few available, and they'll ship in time for your vacation. You can also opt to use your smartphone in place of the MagicBand with the Disney MagicMobile Service.

    Also, definitely check out dining reservations if there's a must-do meal for your family when you go to Walt Disney World. 

    So the bottom line here, at least from my perspective, is to go for it, Dianne! I hope you plan this trip and have the most amazing time.

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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