Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Jun 8, 2021
    Tina from OH Asked

    When do we get the magic bands in the mail/Does the trip have to be paid in full before they get mailed out? Where can I request the free vacuum planning DVD? I’d like a park map before I go to get familiar, how can I get a paper map?

    Greetings Tina, and welcome to planDisney! 

    Bees will buzz, kids will blow dandelion fuzz, and you'll be going to Walt Disney World in summer! You must be so excited that your adventure is almost here. Like you, my family will be traveling to the Most Magical Place on Earth during Olaf's favorite season, and I'm busy putting the finishing touches on our plans. Let's dive into your questions!

    MagicBands are shipped shortly after completing your order, and you should receive them 5-7 business days after making your selections. Your trip does not need to be paid in full to place a MagicBand order. If you're arriving by air and taking advantage of Disney's Magical Express® service, don't forget to pack your MagicBands where you can easily access them; a Cast Member will scan them to verify your trip on the motorcoach that will take you directly to your resort hotel. All aboard for a magical stay!

    These days, most of the information previously contained in the Disney planning DVDs is available online to all Guests. When my friends and family are Disney vacation dreaming, I always suggest they subscribe to the Disney Parks YouTube channel. This is a great source of news and behind-the-scenes updates. Additionally, we at planDisney have quite a collection of helpful videos that offer quick tips for everything from spotting your stroller in a crowd to tips for traveling as a big family. Finally, the Disney Parks Blog and official social media channels give you a daily glimpse of what's happening NOW in the theme parks and resorts. 

    Finally, these interactive maps are a great way to familiarize yourself with the layout of the Walt Disney World theme parks before your visit. Click and zoom in on each theme park to view locations of attractions, restaurants, restrooms, and more. The My Disney Experience Mobile App also features these maps, and is a great mouseketool to help you find your way on-the-go! While there is not currently an option to save and print a PDF of these maps like there was in the past, you can pick up paper maps of each theme park as soon as you arrive at your resort hotel. The friendly front desk Cast Members will be happy to provide you with any paper maps you need.

    I hope this is helpful as you make final preparations for your magical vacation next month, Tina. Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney, and we can't wait to see ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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