MagicBand+ on Friends; Main Street; pairing
  • On Dec 6, 2023
    Virginia from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do the magicbands get shipped immediately after being ordered or are they shipped closer to the actual dates of the resort reservation?

    Hiya Virginia and welcome to planDisney. March is a wonderful time of year to visit the "Most Magical Place on Earth" with warm weather and just before the majority of the schools are out for spring break. Be sure to head to EPCOT for delicious treats along the World Showcase during the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.

    Disney Resorts Collection hotel Guests may pre-order and customize their MagicBands. MagicBands are not immediately shipped upon approval but could be shipped as early as two days later. To see the number of days you have remaining to customize the order just look on the customization page. To get there, go to the main Walt Disney World Resort webpage and hover over the "Circle Mickey icon My Disney Experience" on the upper right of the page. Select "My MagicBands and Cards" from the dropdown menu. Find your Resort hotel stay and look to the right side near the Guest avatars where it says "Days to Complete Your Order." In general, the ordering and shipping deadlines are below.

    • Orders submitted 11 days or more before your check-in date will have time to arrive at your selected destination before your trip. Once you have finalized the design by choosing your name, nickname, or whatever (we typically choose our initials and the year) on the back of the MagicBand, submit it immediately so you do not miss the deadline.
    • If you miss that deadline but submit between 6 and 10 days before your arrival then Mickey will ship them directly to your Disney Resorts Collection hotel. They will be waiting for you at the front desk.
    • Unfortunately, if you wait until 5 days or less before your arrival then you will not be able to have it customized or delivered

    So time is of the essence if you want it customized. Typically my family chooses our MagicBand styles and names the day we book the hotel because we want to take advantage of the customization and any discounts on MagicBands for Resort hotel Guests.

    planDisney Pro Tip: With MagicBand+ there are many benefits at Resort hotels and interactive experiences in the theme parks such as Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters. These adventures drain the MagicBand+ battery quickly so have a portable backup battery with you during the day to recharge as needed.

    Virginia, March is right around the corner so try and get those MagicBands customized and accepted by mid-February to ensure you have them before you leave. Please feel free to stop by planDisney for more vacation tips or write me back directly with any follow-up questions.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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