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  • On May 9, 2020
    Wes from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do I get Magic Bands delivered to my home as soon as I buy tickets or do I have to buy them separate?

    Hi Wes!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    If you have reserved a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Vacation Package with theme park tickets, your complimentary MagicBands would be shipped to your home. It sounds like you may only have theme park tickets. If that is the case, you will need to order your MagicBands and have them shipped to your home.

    In the past, our complimentary MagicBands have arrived at our home a few weeks prior to our trip date. When we have ordered Magicbands with special designs, they have arrived a few weeks after we placed our order. On one occasion, we had to pick up our complimentary MagicBands at our resort hotel because they were delayed while shipping. In either case, we love selecting our MagicBands for every trip - it has become one of our favorite parts of the planning process.

    Decisions, decisions. If you have not done so already, decide if everyone will get the same MagicBand color or design OR if everyone will choose a distinct MagicBand. We have done both - on our last trip, we all ordered Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge MagicBands. On other trips, we have each chosen our favorite color so that we could easily determine which MagicBand belonged to whom. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and plan to use Disney's Magical Express® transportation, also remember to have your MagicBands with you to expedite your check-in process at Disney's Magical Express®.

    Wes, be sure to check the Walt Disney World website for operations updates as there could be delays in processing or shipping your MagicBand order depending on the dates of your trip. And, always check the park hours for the dates of your trip so that you can make advanced dining and FastPass+ plans accordingly. Last, but certainly not least, make sure that you download the My Disney Experience Mobile App so that you can check wait times for attractions, add FastPass+ selections, or modify dining reservations!

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

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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