• On Oct 19, 2020
    Stephanie from NM Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello Panel. What is the cost if you upgrade to the premium MagicBand? Not the ones on ShopDisney. Thank you! Stephanie

    Welcome back to planDisney with an excellent question, Stephanie!

    I must be honest and say that I cannot remember what it was like to visit the Walt Disney World Resort without using a MagicBand. This pixie-dusted all-in-one device allows Guests to access plans and choices made with My Disney Experience, and can be used to unlock the door of your Disney Resort hotel room, enter theme parks and water parks with valid admission, link Disney PhotoPass content to your Disney account, and more! Among so many great features, my favorite is being able to charge food and merchandise purchases to my room during my stay. 

    Disney Resort hotel Guests can now buy premium MagicBands ahead of their visit at pre-arrival prices. The exclusive designs are amazing and I am sure you will find it impossible not to make a purchase. Each member of your travel party can select their own look, and you can even pick matching bands for everyone! The cost of a premium MagicBand varies depending on the design, and you will be able to view prices before making your final decision. I have recently paid $10.00 and $15.00 for premium MagicBands. Be sure to link your Disney Resort hotel confirmation number to your Disney account, and after logging in select My Magic Bands and Cards to view your options and place your order. Available designs are subject to change without notice, so I highly recommend making your purchase if you find a MagicBand you love.

    planDisney tip: remember to place your order 11 days before arrival if you would like to have your MagicBands shipped to your home, and at least six 6 days prior to your check-in date if you would like to have them shipped to your Disney Resort hotel.

    Thank you for sending another question our way! I hope this helps you while planning and that you find the perfect MagicBand for your visit.

    Best Disney wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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