MagicBand+ on Friends; Main Street; pairing
  • On Sep 27, 2023
    Amy from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I pre purchase magic bands if we aren’t staying at a resort?

    Hi Amy! Welcome to planDisney, where we answer all of your Disney vacation planning questions!

    I would say I don't know why I always gravitate toward the DisneyBand questions, but I do know why: I love DisneyBands! Makes perfect sense, right? They really are nifty little devices. If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, they will open your hotel room door and allow you to charge items back to your room like magic! They will also allow you to easily tap into the parks, redeem Lightning Lanes and Virtual Queues, and if you have the latest version, DisneyBand+, they will interact with some of the attractions and the nighttime spectaculars! Plus, I can always find a design that matches the occasion, my personality, or both! I actually just took a break from answering this very question for a few minutes to order a new one for my upcoming trip in October. I realized I had to get one to match my costume for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, which is themed to Asha, the heroine from Walt Disney Animation's latest movie Wish, coming to theaters this November. I can't wait for both the party and the movie!

    At this time, DisneyBands cannot be pre-ordered through your My Disney Experience account by International Guests. However, there are plenty of merchandise locations around the entire resort, which likely includes the gift shop at your Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, where you can purchase one and link it to your account. Plus, as my friend Nimmy recently pointed out, if you're arriving through the Orlando International Airport, there are Disney stores in each of the terminals where you can pick one up!

    Amy, I see that you are arriving on December 31st so I'm assuming you're ringing in the New Year at the resort. This is on my bucket list of Disney experiences and while I'm a little jealous, I'm mostly just excited for you. Be sure to stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for any announcements as to possible celebrations around the resort. You are going to have such a blast and I have a feeling that this trip will set the tone for a wonderful 2024!

    If you have any other questions, please reach out to me and I'd be happy to get you the answers!

    Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved,
    Matt
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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