• On Feb 8, 2017
    Angela from RI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    will our magic bands be sent to us or do we have to purchase them?

    Hi Angela!

    Thanks for your question. Complimentary MagicBands are given to all Guests who stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. If this is your plan, you will receive your MagicBands in the mail if you customize them at least 11 days before your arrival. To do this, create an account in My Disney Experience. Be sure your Disney Resort Hotel Reservation is linked to your account. Once this is done, simply go to the My MagicBands and Cards link and it will walk you through the process of customizing (color and imprinted name) each of your bands. If you do not do this at least 11 days ahead, your bands will be held for you at the front desk and you will receive them when you check-in. Likewise, if you don't customize them at all, you will receive them then (and, in that case, they will be simple gray bands.)

    If, however, you are not staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you will need to purchase your MagicBands--either online or through the Shop Disney Parks app. Be sure to still set up a My Disney Experience account and link your MagicBands to it, though. Whether you buy your own or receive the complimentary MagicBands, you will love the convenience of having everything linked there--Theme Park Entrance Tickets, Advanced Dining Reservations (and more!) and having all of it accessible through your MagicBands. It's the best!

    I'm so glad you stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. We love helping Guests plan their magical vacations. I hope you will come back to see us if you have any other questions. Here's wishing you a wonderful visit to Walt Disney World.

    Have a great day!

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Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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