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  • On Jan 25, 2024
    Sue from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We were planning to use our old Magic Bands and now, just a couple of days out, realized the batteries are dead. We are staying at Art of Animation. Will we be able to buy Magic Bands on arrival?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Sue. I'm so happy you stopped by and even happier to see that your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just about to begin! You must be counting down the minutes with excitement. 

     I'm sorry to hear your MagicBands are no longer working, but not to fret! You can certainly purchase new bands when you arrive at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Stop by Ink & Paint Shop, next to Animation Hall, the lobby of your Disney Resort hotel. There you'll find a wide selection of MagicBands and MagicBand+. While these bands are not eligible for the pre-arrival special price, I think you'll find there are more to choose from than what you would have seen on My Disney Experience. If you don't see a band that you immediately love at Ink & Paint Shop, I recommend patiently waiting until you visit the theme parks or Disney Springs. I've seen the best MagicBand and MagicBand+ selection at the Emporium at Magic Kingdom Park, Celebrity 5 & 10 at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and World of Disney at Disney Springs!

     Before your arrival in a few days, I suggest creating Disney MagicMobile passes for everyone listed on your reservation. Disney's MagicMobile Service works much like MagicBands! With a Disney MagicMobile pass on your device, you can tap into the turnstiles at the theme parks (with valid admission, of course), link Disney PhotoPass images to your account, check in for virtual queues and Lightning Lane entrances, and even charge purchases to your room folio. If you decide to take some time to find the perfect MagicBand, or if you decide not to use one at all, you'll have Disney MagicMobile passes in your back pocket!

     I hope this was helpful, Sue. I'm wishing you a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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