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  • On Jan 12, 2020
    Tina from AB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can you use Magic Bands if you are not staying at a Disney Hotel? Since they do not ship to Canada, how can I get them before I get to the park?

    Hello Tina!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with an excellent question! It is a pleasure to help a fellow international Guest plan a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort.

    I have good news for you! You are welcome to use a MagicBand even if you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel. With a simple touch you will be able to enter theme parks and water parks (with valid admission linked to your Disney account), check in at FastPass+ entrances, and connect all digital content captured by Disney PhotoPass to My Disney Experience. Guests who stay at a Disney Resort hotel can enjoy additional benefits such as using the MagicBand to open the door of their hotel room, and to pay for food and merchandise purchases during their stay.

    Although MagicBands are not shipped internationally, you may buy one at several merchandise locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. I recommend visiting Disney Springs upon arrival and stopping by Marketplace Co-Op – D-Tech on Demand and World of Disney to check their selection of MagicBands, and after choosing the perfect one simply link it to your Disney account. Visit Guest Relations Lobby at Disney SpringsWelcome Center and Cast Members will be happy to link it for you.

    Some international Guests prefer purchasing MagicBands online at and having them delivered to the hotel where they will be staying. I personally prefer to shop in person, so I only recommend doing this after confirming that your hotel receives and stores packages for guests. Be sure to place your order in a timely manner to have your MagicBands waiting for you upon arrival.

    I hope this helps you while planning, Tina! Come back to visit us real soon if you have more questions.

    Best magical wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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