• On Jun 10, 2017
    Ronald from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How long after a magic your way vacation is booked do the magic bands arrive by mail? cu request a discount for your booking if it is offered after you have already booked a room?

    Hi Ronald,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! In our household the MagicBand ship date and arrival date are magical dates!

    Typically, MagicBands must be customized about one month prior to your arrival date. They ship soon after the customization date and arrive a few weeks prior to your vacation. Our MagicBands for our upcoming trip, for example, must be customized 30 days prior to our arrival date. 

    If you are planning to use Disney's Magical Express Transportation from the airport, be sure to have your MagicBands with you. Do not pack them in your checked luggage. You will use them to board the Disney Magical Express bus to your resort hotel. If your MagicBands do not arrive by the time you leave for your vacation, stay calm. The cast members at the Walt Disney World resort have been incredibly helpful when my MagicBands have not arrived in time.

    It sounds like you are already checking for Special Offers that may be applied to your existing reservation. I encourage you to keep checking. Should a special offer come out, you may certainly call a cast member in guest services at 407-939-5277 to see if she or he can apply the discount to your existing reservation. Although there is no guarantee that a cast member can apply the special offer to your reservation, it is worth a try! I have been able to get a discount applied to an existing reservation in the past but not always.

    Ronald, I am sending pixie dust your way hoping you find a fabulous special offer!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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