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  • On Oct 3, 2019
    Anne from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When do your magic bands arrive? My experience says “Make changes by November 5, 2019 for pickup at check-in.” We dont plan to go to hotel right away and doing MK first. Will I get it before I leave home?

    Hi Anne,

    Your visit to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" is just a little over a month away! Are you in official countdown mode yet? My family likes to decorate a paper chain with all of the magic we're looking forward to experiencing, then we tear off a link each day and do a little song and dance to celebrate that our trip will be here soon! 

    As long as you customize your MagicBands within your My Disney Experience account at least 11 days prior to your arrival, they should be shipped to your home. If you personalize them early enough, they usually arrive a few weeks before your trip. That's always an exciting day when you discover an unmarked, yet magical box in your mailbox! If you wait a bit longer before submitting your selections, your MagicBands will arrive closer to your trip. If you wait to customize your MagicBands until 6 - 10 days prior to your check-in, your personalized ones will be waiting for you at the front desk of your Disney Resort hotel when you arrive. And if you happen to forget to customize them at least six days in advance, Hakuna worries, you'll still receive complimentary non-customized MagicBands when you arrive. Don't forget that Disney Resort hotel Guests now have the option to upgrade to a premium MagicBand for a small additional fee, so have a blast choosing the perfect MagicBands to express your personal Disney style!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Anne, and please come back and see us again if there's anything else that we can do to help you plan your visit. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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