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  • On Sep 3, 2019
    Beth from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    can I opt out of the bands they send for our trip and purchase bands from the online Disney store instead to program for our trip?

    Hi there, Beth!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so happy to hEAR you have a Walt Disney World Resort vacation planned for later this fall!  Fall in the theme parks is such a wonderful time to visit as the temperatures will begin to drop (a bit) as the festive holiday decor begins to appear!  You are going to have just the best time and I am so excited for you!

    MagicBands are…well, magical!  I love being able to access not only my Walt Disney World Resort hotel room, but also use them for theme park admission, FastPass+ queues and making purchases in the theme parks!  Having all of this in one place means less things to carry – and worry about keeping up with!  If you prefer to purchase a MagicBand online, you can easily opt out of the complimentary one you will receive as a Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guest.  When you go to complete your Online Check-In, you can simply check the box to decline MagicBands for the Guests in your travel party.  If you prefer, this can also be done on the My Disney Experience Mobile app.  Then, once you receive your MagicBands you will simply link the new ones to your Disney account…and then you will be set and ready to go!

    Also remember (because I mistakenly did this and learned the hard way) that if you are traveling via air to Orlando, to either wear your MagicBands when traveling OR keep them with you in your carry-on luggage!  You will definitely want to have those handy when you first arrive at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel!

    Wishing you a magical adventure!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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