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  • On Mar 2, 2024
    Robert 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.

    How do i preorder magicbands to be waitng for me at the resort?

    Welcome, Robert! I'm so happy that you found your way to planDisney, your one-stop shop for all things Disney vacation planning. 

    At this time, Guests who have booked a vacation package (Disney Resorts Collection Hotel room reservation and theme park tickets purchased together) for the Walt Disney World Resort can pre-order MagicBands for a discount. To do so, log into your My Disney Experience account and select "My MagicBands and Cards" from the My Disney Experience drop-down menu. On this page, you should see a blue "Get Started" button. Click on it and follow the prompts. Be sure to select "Decline a MagicBand" for any Guest who does not want one so that the system doesn't wait for you to pick a MagicBand for them and it can move on to the shipping stage once everyone who does has selected theirs. If you complete this process 11 or more days ahead of your resort arrival, they will be mailed to you. If you complete it 6-10 days before your arrival, they will be shipped to the Front Desk of your hotel. After that, you would no longer be eligible for the discounted offer and would need to purchase your bands at one of the merchandise locations across the resort.

    When selecting a MagicBand, you are usually presented with 2 options: the standard MagicBand (often referred to as a MagicBand 2) or the new, interactive version, the MagicBand+. Both of these accessories will open your resort hotel room door, allow you to charge items back to your hotel room, tap into the theme parks, and redeem any Lightning Lanes you may have purchased. The MagicBand+ will also light up and vibrate along with nighttime spectaculars, interact with some attractions, and, my favorite, unlock some magic when you wave at the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection Statues across the 4 theme parks. It's just another element that helps immerse you in the magical and exciting environments all around you.

    Robert, enjoy your springtime visit to the resort. Be sure to check out the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, running until May 27, 2024. And don't miss the beautiful new Asha topiary at the front of the park. She's my new favorite! And let me tell you, she's up against some pretty tough competition because each and every one of these topiaries is expertly crafted and beautifully executed!

    Just keep wishing and bringing your questions to us as they come!

    The greater the challenge we are willing to face, the greater the life we live,
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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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