Troll at Epcot Int Flower & Garden Festival
  • On Apr 19, 2023
    Joanne from FL 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 am planning a visit in July, but not staying on property. Can I purchase Magic Bands pre-arrival? Is the selection the same as if I purchased them the first day of our trip at Disney Springs or one of the parks? Thanks!

    Hi Joanne, Thanks for stopping by with your question. Summer visits are always memorable ones. You can usually pack in a lot of fun. I can also help you find the best location to see what new designs are available.

    MagicBand+ is a great way to consolidate a bunch of items into a wearable. For example, your park ticket can be stored as well as your credit card info. If you ever decide to stay inside the magic at one of the Disney Resort Collection hotels you can also use it to open your room door. They come in all different styles from one solid color to very rare and limited editions. If you see a style you like online make sure you act on it as it may sell out and you will be back on the search for a new design. Some of the most exclusive ones are so cool to have and are conversation starters in line. If you see a fellow guest with a cool one say hello and compliment the MagicBand. Before you know it you'll be talking Disney and through that queue pretty quickly.

    The good news is the answer is yes to all of your questions. You can buy them before your visit on, you can also buy them at the start, middle, or end of your visit. They come in varieties that will include one of the EPCOT festivals. I returned recently from the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival and some of the Orange Bird designs exclusive to the festival are super cool. And everyone loves Orange Bird right? You can also find them inside the parks, my go-to location is inside Disney's Hollywood StudiosCelebrity 5 & 10 are always stocked and every time I have visited there has been half of an entire wall of options. Took me a little while to decide which limited edition Boba Fett MagicBand I wanted. This location also has a great selection of cases to match your Disney style. Once you make your selection you can open it right on Hollywood Boulevard and type in your new code into the My Disney Experience App and start using it right away. 

    I hope this information is helpful. If you need help again you can always drop us a line at and we will be happy to help. Have a magical summer visit!

    See ya real soon,

    Jeremy A.

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Meet the Panelist: Jeremy, New Jersey

Bright Suns travelers! I'm Jeremy from Jersey, a lifelong Disney fan. Father to 3 amazing kids, and husband to my wife of 14 years. I've been sharing the Walt Disney World Resort with my family for 17 years to join in the wonder and joy the parks have brought me my entire life. Consider me here to help with all you travel questions from Batuu to Cinderella Castle. Whether it's teenagers, toddlers, or your middle-aged cousins. Helping you find your version of magic is my mission. Learn More About Jeremy

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