• On Apr 17, 2020
    Rebecca from IL 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.

    I do not see the option to upgrade for the magic band with my hotel reservation. How do I get the different characters as an option when choosing?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rebecca!

    There's nothing quite like the anticipation of planning for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and selecting MagicBands for your trip is definitely one magical piece of that puzzle!

    Guests who are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel are eligible to choose complimentary solid-colored MagicBands, or may opt to purchase premium patterned MagicBands at a discounted price.

    At this time, MagicBand ordering is unavailable.  Due to the temporary closures of Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resort Hotels, MagicBand orders are not being processed or shipped.  Prior to the closure, orders that included at least one upgraded MagicBand were processed and shipped immediately, no matter how far off the travel dates.  Orders for Guests who had selected only complimentary bands were processed and shipped about a month prior to their travel dates.  The order remained open and editable up until the time of shipment.  I think this is why you may still be able to make a preliminary selection of complimentary solid-colored bands even though orders are not being processed at this time.

    The good news is since your trip is not until November, you have many months in which to make your MagicBand selections.  In fact, you can customize your MagicBand order up until 11 days prior to your trip for your order to be shipped to your home, or up to 6 days prior to arrival for pick up at your Disney Resort Hotel.  I recommend keeping your eye on the Temporary Closures & Operational Updates notice on the Walt Disney World website (scroll to the bottom of the page and select MagicBands for more information.)  Also, keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for any news or information about opening dates.  I'm sure as Walt Disney World Resort begins to gear up for reopening, the ability to place custom MagicBand orders will become available again.

    Please stop by the Moms Panel again with any additional questions you may have.  We are always happy to help.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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