Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Aug 20, 2014
    Katie from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I know that if you stay at a WDW resort, you receive the magic bands for free. What if you end up purchasing a WDW resort room through Expedia? Do you still get this benefit?

    Hi Katie,

    Every guest staying at a Walt Disney World resort is entitled to a free MagicBand for each member of his/her party, regardless of how they booked their accommodations.

    The key to getting your MagicBands is to make sure that you've input your resort reservation confirmation number into your My Disney Experience account. (Create an account at  Guests who book through Disney will have this happen automatically. If you book through an aggregator like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, etc. you'll often have to enter the confirmation number yourself. Make sure you get the Disney confirmation number, not just the Expedia confirmation number.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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