• On Oct 23, 2017
    Shaun from OH 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 a trip in May of 2018. Looking at the magic bands, is it possible to upgrade from the standard color band to the fancier character bands?

    Hi Shaun!

    Thanks so much for allowing us moms and dads to help plan your Disney vacation!

    Currently, guests of any Walt Disney World resort receive complimentary MagicBands that are solid colors only. In the past, there have been special MagicBands that accompany a particular special offer. Most recently, there was a BB-8 MagicBand that was included with this special offer. 

    If you are interested in having a special character MagicBand, they can be purchased from the shopDisney mobile app and website. If you want to decline to complimentary MagicBands, you can and use the MagicBands that you purchase. 

    Once you arrive at Walt Disney World, you can also find MagicBands in all of the gift shops at the resorts and in the theme parks. At that point, you can have a Cast Member activate your MagicBand, and then you can link your new MagicBand to your My Disney Experience account and use it for the remainder of your Disney vacation!

    Enjoy your time at Walt Disney World! If you have more questions, please visit with us again soon!

    Wishing you magic and memories!

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Meet the Panelist: Korliss, Alabama

My love for all things Disney developed at the age of three from my parents. Today, my Prince, Princess, husband, and extended family share my passion for Walt Disney World too. I am excited to share my passion with you, as I help you plan your next Disney vacation.  Learn More About Korliss

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