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  • On May 19, 2022
    Kristen from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am about to order Magic Bands but I am worried they won't arrive in time for our trip ! We are 5 weeks away! What happens if they don't get to us before we leave?

    Hi Kristen! Welcome to planDisney! 

    Just when you think you have it all figured out, there is something else to consider before arriving for your vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort. By now I'm sure you have your resort accommodations and park tickets secured. You should have already made your park reservations for the parks you wish to visit each day of your trip. Advanced Dining Reservations became available a few weeks back and I hope you were able to snag all of your top picks. Ordering your MagicBands sounds like it could be the last leg of your planning journey!

    While five weeks sounds like it will fly by in an instant, it's plenty of time to order MagicBands for your party and have them delivered in time for your stay. If you want them to be delivered to your home, you'll need to order them at least 11 days before your arrival. Being that you are still 30+ days away, you have more than enough time to pick out the MagicBands of your liking. If you wait to order them between 6-10 days before your arrival, the bands will be delivered to your Disney Resorts Hotel. You'll need to pick them up at the front desk upon arrival. 

    One thing I want to mention is you will need to be staying at a Disney Resorts Hotel and have your hotel reservation linked to your My Disney Experience account to purchase from the pre-order selection. To choose your MagicBands from this selection, log on to your My Disney Experience account and use the drop-down menu to select "My MagicBands and Cards". Once here, scroll down and click on "Get Started" to purchase bands from the pre-order selection. If you are not staying in a Disney Resorts Hotel, you'll need to order your MagicBands over at shopDisney. Here you will have a wider variety to choose from and can pay an additional charge for expedited shipping if needed. 

    One item I cannot travel to Walt Disney World without is my MagicBand! The second I leave my home for our Disney trips, it immediately goes on my wrist and does not come off until I arrive back home. Once I arrive on site, it handles everything that I possibly need. It will open my resort room door, pay for items I purchase, use for entrance to the parks, and even use them to access the Lightning Lane entrances on select attractions. My favorite part is not having to worry about carrying around a room key or wallet since the MagicBand does it all!

    Kristen, I hope you find this information helpful on your upcoming visit! Have an amazing time with your family at the Most Magical Place on Earth!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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