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  • On Mar 22, 2022
    Elizabeth from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How often do they update magic bands?

    Hello Elizabeth!

    Welcome to planDisney with an important planning question. One of my favorite things about planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort is selecting my pre-arrival MagicBands as a Guest of a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel

    The MagicBands that are offered in the pre-arrival discounted section of My Disney Experience are updated constantly. There is no way to officially know when new MagicBands will be offered or how long a current MagicBands will be available. I have learned, in my previous experience, that when you see a MagicBand that you want, it is best to order it right away. There is no guarantee that it will be available later. Remember that everyone must order their MagicBands at the same time. If you decline the option to order for someone, you will not be able to request one at a later date. 

    If you are looking for a particular style or color of MagicBand, you may want to check the MagicBands for sale at These MagicBands will need to be linked to each user’s My Disney Experience account to activate them. 

    You can have more than one active MagicBand on your account. I have over 40 of them linked to my account. I recommend that you order what you like at the pre-arrival discounted price now. When you arrive, you can check the selection at your resort hotel, retail locations at Disney Theme Parks and Disney Springs. A Cast Member can assist you in linking your brand new MagicBand to your My Disney Experience account. 

    Don’t forget that you can easily add photos taken by Disney’s PhotoPass Photographers and add them to your Memory Maker account. You will not want to miss one magical moment of your family celebrating the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Ask your photographer about any special Magic Shots available to commemorate the occasion. 

    Have a magical time, 

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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