• On Feb 6, 2017
    Vctoria from Lancashire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am in the process of organising our trip and have made some dining reservations. Should I order magic bands before organising fast passes? Will we collect them from the Disney hotel on arrival as we live in the UK. Thanks

    Dear Victoria,

    Thanks for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about planning!

    You do not have to customize your MagicBands before you make your FastPass+ choices. In fact, if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you are able to make your three initial FastPass+ selections up to 60 days in advance of check-in. 

    When you are on My Disney Experience, it will tell you how long you still have left to customize your MagicBands, but typically you have until about 30 days before you check in to customize them. For our international visitors, you are correct that you will pick up your MagicBands at your resort hotel check-in. 

    Have fun with your planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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