• On Mar 25, 2016
    Ernest from OK 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.

    With the magic band are we able to pay a little bit more and get some of the character ones ordered on our reservation or are we limited to the different colors

    Hi Ernest, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for asking us a question!

    For now, the MagicBands that you'll receive prior to your stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel are the solid colour ones, and not the "character" MagicBands that are for sale at various merchandise locations. I just logged in to My Disney Experience, and the only options that seem to be available as of right now are the solid colours: yellow, blue, pink, red, orange, grey, green and (finally!) purple. 

    There doesn’t seem to be a way to “upgrade” to other styles of MagicBands, for now, unless you purchase a special Vacation Package (such as the Awaken Summer Special Offer) that specifically includes a special MagicBand as part of the promotion. 

    That being said, even though I love my Minnie Polka Dot MagicBand and I use it as my “primary” MagicBand, I still personalize my family’s MagicBands prior to each visit to Walt Disney World Resort. "Character" MagicBands can't get personalized with your name underneath the band, although several cool personalized designs are available at Retail MagicBand on Demand merchandise locations. Choosing the name to put underneath my MagicBand is probably one of my favourite "pre-arrival" parts of each visit to Walt Disney World Resort - don't be afraid to be creative!

    Please don't hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions.

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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