• On May 15, 2018
    Chelsey from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    i know we automatically get magicbands with our package, but is it possible to swap them out and get magicbands with characters on it and not just solid colored ones?

    Hi Chelsey, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with an excellent question.

    I absolutely love MagicBands! This stylish piece of wearable technology can do so many things for guests of the Walt Disney World Resort. From unlocking the door to your room, linking PhotoPass Photos to your Memory Maker account, charging food and merchandise to your Resort Hotel room, allowing you to enter theme parks and redeem your FastPass+ selections and so much more! Guests with a reservation at select Disney Resort Hotels will automatically receive a complimentary MagicBand that is available in one of eight standard colors. Since these MagicBands are complimentary, they cannot be upgraded to character, special edition or limited edition MagicBands.

    However, you can purchase MagicBands online or from the Shop Disney Parks app from your smartphone or tablet device. You can link these MagicBands to your My Disney Experience by signing in to your account. Click on the “Magic Bands and Cards” tab and scroll down to where you can link a new band or card. You will enter the 12-digit ID number listed on the inside of the MagicBand, behind the Mickey. You can assign it to a member of your family and confirm the information. You will be able to use any “active” MagicBands on your account during your trip, complimentary or purchased. I usually take all of my MagicBands with me on trips and will change them based on what I am wearing or which theme park I am visiting that day. Remember, if you plan to fly and use Disney’s Magical Express, you will need to pack your MagicBands in your carry-on luggage. You will need them to check in with a Cast Member before you board the motor coach and to unlock the door to your Resort Hotel room.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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