• On Apr 2, 2016
    Sarah from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We just ordered annual passes for our vacation in October. How do we get our magic bands prior to our vacation? Or do we have to wait to get them once we get to Disney World?

    Welcome home, Sarah!

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your awesome question about Walt Disney World Annual Passes!

    Unfortunately, you will not be able to get your Passholder MagicBands prior to your vacation or while at Walt Disney World Resort. You can have your MagicBand shipped to your home once you have activated your Annual Pass at any Walt Disney World theme park ticket window or a Disney Springs Guest Relations location. You can only customize your MagicBand after you have activated your Annual Pass.

    Please complete the following steps in order to customize your MagicBand:

    1.  Create a Disney Account.
    2.  Link your Annual Pass to your Account (may already be linked if you bought it on the Walt Disney World site).
    3.  Activate your Annual Pass at any Walt Disney World theme park ticket window or a Disney Springs Guest Relations location.
    4.  Log into your account and customize your MagicBand.

    Quick Tip: Please remember, you do not need to have a customized MagicBand in order to start making FastPass+ selections. Once your Annual Pass is linked to your account, you can start making your selections.

    Sarah, I hope I have answered your question and that you will visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel again. Enjoy your Annual Pass!

    Wishing You an Unforgettable Year,

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Meet the Panelist: Priscila, Florida

Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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