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  • On May 23, 2022
    Erin from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I plan on visiting for five days, but will not be staying at a Disney resort. Am I still able to purchase magic bands before arrival from MyDisney Experience, or will I have to wait until I arrive? I’m interested in plain bands. Thanks!

    Hello, Erin!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so glad that you stopped by with an important question about MagicBands. They are one of my favorite souvenirs from previous trips to the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    This wearable piece of technology will be getting an upgrade soon with the unveiling of MagicBand+. You will still be able to access your theme park admission, redeem Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane experiences, and add PhotoPass photos to your Memory Maker account. Guests of Disney Resorts Collection Hotels can also use their MagicBands to unlock the door to their room and charge food and merchandise back to their room account. 

    Only Guests with a confirmed resort reservation can purchase MagicBands in My Disney Experience at the pre-arrival discounted price. The selection can vary based on availability. Currently, there are 3 plain and 11 pre-arrival exclusive MagicBands available. It’s not too late to change your plans and book a stay at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel for your trip next year. This would allow you to be able to order a customized MagicBand for everyone in your party at a discounted price. 

    Guests staying off-site can purchase a MagicBand once they arrive at select retail locations in Disney Springs and in most retail shops in all theme parks. Unfortunately, you would have to pay the regular price for a MagicBand and it would also need to be linked to your My Disney Experience account before using it. A Cast Member can assist you with linking your new MagicBand at the end of your checkout process. 

    See ya real soon, 

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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