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  • On Jul 2, 2021
    Mary from NV Asked

    we are planning a trip to Walt Disney World in May. I am trying to purchase magic wrist bands but unable to locate the colored ones. Any suggestions? If I purchase them from another source other than Disney can I still link them to my account?

    Hi Mary!

    Welcome to planDisney! Thank you for stopping by with a great question!

    My family adores MagicBands and we love to get new ones for each trip. We also always take a few extra ones that we have worn on prior trips just in case a new one gets misplaced. If you are staying at one of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels, you can order MagicBands through My Disney Experience. Just log into My Disney Experience and click on My MagicBands and Cards or click on My Plans, scroll down to see your reservation details and click on Choose Your MagicBands. I just checked our MagicBand status for an upcoming trip and could see several options to choose from including a few in solid colors.

    You can also search a wide variety of MagicBands at shopDisney. My suggestion would be to purchase your MagicBands through shopDisney if you are not staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. You can link those MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account. If you purchased the MagicBands from another vendor, I am not sure how you would guarantee that they have not been linked to another account already. Once you link a MagicBand to an account, you cannot transfer it to someone else's account.

    Another option would be to purchase those MagicBands when you arrive. If you purchase them on the first day of your trip, you would be able to link them in My Disney Experience and use them for the duration of your trip. Since I like to plan ahead, I would order mine in advance, but purchasing when you arrive is an option.

    If you have not yet booked a vacation package, I suggest that you go online and do so! Then, make sure that vacation package is linked in your My Disney Experience account so that you can see those MagicBand options. Get your crew together to make their selections and then let the planning continue! 

    Mary, we are so excited to welcome you for an Incredible Disney visit!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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