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  • On Jun 2, 2019
    Kelly from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are looking to book a reservation for next august when can we do so. Also does the resort give plain magic bands or with characters.

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kelly. We're just thrilled to hear you're planning another Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

     Disney Resort hotel reservations can be made up to 499 days in advance of your arrival. That means you can book your room-only reservation now! Since Disney Resort Hotel Packages for 2020 haven't been released yet, you would need to make the reservation over the phone, rather than online. I suspect the 2020 Disney Resort Hotel Packages will be released this month, and once they are you can upgrade your room-only reservation to a vacation package that includes tickets, a dining plan, and even flights! If you wait until the 2020 packages are released to make your room reservation, you can do all the booking online. I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for news about next year's vacation packages. It's your best resource for updates about Disney Parks and destinations!

     If you stay at a Disney Resort hotel, everyone in your room will receive a complimentary MagicBand which can be used to open your room door, enter the theme parks, check-in at FastPass+ entrances, and charge food and merchandise purchases to your room. It's just one of the many benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel! Guests may choose from a selection of solid-colored MagicBands that can be personalized with a name on the inside. Disney recently announced that Guests would also have the option of upgrading to a specialty MagicBand at a reduced price! This option was so popular that inventory was quickly depleted, but I'm sure it will be replenished and in good shape for your 2020 vacation!

     I hope this was helpful, Kelly. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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