• On Feb 13, 2018
    Jon from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Moms Panel, I am a First time annual pass holder. I won’t be visiting WDW until May, but was wondering if I can get magic bands prior to my trip. Do I have to activate the passes in WDW before I can get magic bands? Thanks!

    Hi Jon! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I just recently became an Annual Passholder myself and I absolutely love it! It's so nice to be able to visit my favorite place, the Walt Disney World Resort, more often than ever, and having access to my Disney PhotoPass downloads with my Annual Pass is just an added perk!

    You have to activate your Annual Pass at any of the theme park ticket windows or Guest Relations in Disney Springs in order to customize your complimentary MagicBand and have it sent to you. If you like, you can purchase a MagicBand ahead of time online at Shop Disney Parks, or purchase one once you arrive for your vacation. If you have traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort recently and you have a previously used MagicBand linked to your account and it is still active, you can use that one as well. Of course, you can also use your Annual Pass card that you will receive when you activate your pass instead of a MagicBand if you want to wait to receive your complimentary MagicBand. You definitely have some options!

    Congrats on becoming an Annual Passholder, Jon! Please visit us again with any other questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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