• On Feb 18, 2019
    Michele from NY 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.

    Planning an early February 2020 trip. I would like to have my magic bands prior to Christmas. I plan on booking as soon as comps come out in June. Will I be able to get my bands Prior to Christmas? Is there any way I can request to receive them early.

    Hi, Michele!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    It sounds like you might be planning a Walt Disney World vacation Christmas surprise for your family.  How exciting!  Your MagicBands will most likely be shipped to you just a few weeks prior to your vacation, so you probably will not receive them before Christmas.  However, I still think that you can plan a magical holiday surprise for your family.

    Additional MagicBands are available for purchase through the shopDisney website.  These MagicBands come in a wide array of colors and character designs, different from the complimentary MagicBands that you receive when you stay in a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.  When you purchase one of these additional MagicBands, it can be linked to your My Disney Experience account just like your complimentary one.  If you wish, you could purchase MagicBands before Christmas.

    If you would rather not buy additional MagicBands, there are many other souvenir items that you could surprise your family with.  Before all of our Walt Disney World vacations, my family likes to start a 30-day countdown to our trip.  I often buy my kiddos a little gift to give them when we start our countdown.  These gifts are usually items that they can use on our vacation, such as Walt Disney World t-shirts, photo albums or character autograph books, or Disney gift cards.  These items and so many other magical gift ideas can be found at www.shopdisney.com.  Perhaps something like this would be appropriate for what you had in mind.

    I hope you find these ideas helpful.  If you have any other vacation planning questions, please visit us again.
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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