• On Mar 11, 2017
    Rebecca from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you have to use a magicband 2. Alot of the custom design bands are the old style magic bands. There are not alot of designs available for the magic band 2. We are going to disney in September.

    Hi, Rebecca! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    If you are planning on purchasing a custom and/or designed MagicBand for your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I don’t see it being an issue at this time! In fact, many merchandise locations are still selling the original MagicBands for the exact reason that you mention, the designs! That being said, it is possible that by September these are slowly phased out, but that would also mean that there would most likely be a better selection of MagicBand2 designs at that point. If you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you will probably be sent a new version of the MagicBand, but by using your My Disney Experience account, you can link the MagicBand that you wish to use by making it “Active”. If you have any issues, you can see Guest Relations when you arrive, or consult your Lobby Concierge.

    I hope this answers your question! Have a magical vacation and stop by again real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Ontario

Hi! I’m Jen from Ottawa, Canada! I am a high school librarian and French teacher who also happens to be a Walt Disney World Resort enthusiast! My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was during my honeymoon. Now, a wife and mom of two girls, my family has since been on many memorable Disney vacations together! Learn More About Jennifer

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