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  • On Jan 22, 2022
    Diane from WA 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 would I order a magic band for my son. I have magic hands for 4 of us in my family but need one for my son who doesn’t have one yet.

    Hi there, Diane! I'm so glad you found us at planDisney!

    I just returned from a magical stay at Walt Disney World Resort with a total of fourteen Guests! As you can imagine, planning for any group can be challenging, but one thing that made our stay a breeze was the use of MagicBands! I spent some time before our trip choosing a MagicBand for each member of our party and loved trying to find one to match each of their unique personalities.

    One of the many perks of MagicBands is that they are reusable! It sounds like you already have MagicBands assigned to four members of your party. Great work! Now, you have a couple of options to get your son set up with this trusty little tool. 

    1. If you are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you can purchase a MagicBand for your son through your hotel reservation at a discounted price. To do this, you can use your My Disney Experience app. My fellow panelist gives great instructions for linking your hotel reservation if you have not yet done so. When you open the app, chose the menu button in the bottom right corner, then select "Resort Hotel," which will show the details of your resort hotel reservation. Next, click "Choose MagicBands." You'll be redirected to the Walt Disney World website where you'll see the names of all Guests associated with your hotel reservation. Click "Get Started," then click "select" under your son's name. You'll see a page with MagicBand options and pricing here. Choose the one your son loves, personalize it with his name and choose "complete." You'll then be taken back to the screen with each Guests name. If the rest of your Guests do not need new MagicBands, simply select their name, click "Decline a New MagicBand" on the next page and confirm this selection. You will need to repeat this process for each Guest who does not need a new MagicBand. After this, you'll see an option to "Checkout" and then you can follow the steps to submit your payment and shipping preferences.

    2. If you are not staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, the best way to purchase a new MagicBand prior to your arrival is through shopDisney. There are many options available online and you're sure to find one to suit your son's interests!

    3. When you arrive for your stay at Walt Disney World, you can find MagicBands for sale at most gift shops at Disney Resort Hotels, in stores in the theme parks or at various locations throughout Disney Springs. I always like to stop by Disney Springs and browse the selection of MagicBands at World of Disney® or Marketplace Co-op. 

    Diane, once you find that special MagicBand, be sure to link it to your My Disney Experience account to begin using all of the magical features!

    Thanks for stopping by and happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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