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  • On Sep 30, 2019
    Sandra from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My military husband will be purchasing the Disney tickets at local Base ,when we trade exchange passes for tickets will we be receiving a magic band?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Sandra!

    On behalf of my fellow panelists, as well as my own military family, thank you to your husband for his service to our country. I’d also like to thank you and your family, because we all serve when a loved one is a military member, and I’m so happy to hear you’ll soon be making memories together at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    My family almost always purchases our Military Promotional Theme Park Tickets from our local base, which we then link to My Disney Experience so we can make our FastPass+ selections. Once we arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort, we stop by a Guest Relations location to activate the tickets, which is done by providing the exchange certificates that are purchased on base along with an active and valid U.S. military ID. The Cast Member helping you will make sure the tickets are properly linked to each account, and you’ll be ready to let the magic begin!

    Sandra, MagicBands are complimentary when you’re staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, so if you’ll be taking advantage of the fantastic Military Special Offer on Walt Disney World Resort hotel rooms, you’ll be able to choose a MagicBand for each Guest on the reservation. You can select your MagicBand color, or even purchase a special design (pending availability), in My Disney Experience. Once you’ve made your selections, the MagicBands will be shipped to you a few weeks before your arrival date; you must select your designs at least 11 days before your check-in date to allow for shipping time.

    If you won’t be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, but would like MagicBands, you may purchase them through ShopDisney in advance of your stay, or from a Disney merchandise location when you arrive, and link them to your My Disney Experience account. 

    I hope this is what you need to get all set up with my favorite piece of MAGICal wearable technology. Not only are they great accessories, but MagicBands unlock so much magic throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, and it’s always a great day when I get to snap mine on to my wrist! 

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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