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  • On Aug 26, 2022
    Jamie from NY 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 purchase magic bands before our disney vacation is completely paid? I want to purchase certain bands and I'm afraid they will be unavailable by time I finish paying off the vacation.

    Hiya Jamie, 

    Welcome to planDisney. When it comes to cool gadgets and gizmos that may make my Walt Disney World Resort vacation even better, the MagicBand+ has to be my favorite Mouseketool of all time!

    In my family, I am the designated "keeper of all things" and even if I warn my kids that they have to carry anything they take to the theme parks, I still seem to end up with everyone's bags, water bottles and theme park tickets. That leaves me digging for everyone's tickets every time we were entering a theme park or trying to get into our Disney World Resorts Collection hotel room. Disney's MagicBand+ relieved me of that struggle. Now on everyone's wrist is the ability to scan into the theme parks and rides, enter our hotel room or even charge that yummy Dole WHIP to our hotel account. 

    The good news is yes, you will be able to purchase your MagicBand+ now, even if you are still making payments on your vacation package. All Guests, whether they are staying at a Disney resort or not, can purchase a band through the shopDisney website and Guests with a Disney World resort reservation may be able to purchase their MagicBand+ at a pre-arrival discount rate. You will want to go to the My Disney Experience account and confirm that your reservation is linked to your account. By then selecting the "Resort Hotel" option, you will find "Choose MagicBands" in the bottom left corner. From there you will be able to see all available band options and the price for each. You will also have the ability to personalize the MagicBand once selected. Be sure to complete the selection and make a choice for each member of your party before proceeding to checkout. As a reminder, MagicBands are also sold at a number of merchandise locations throughout the theme parks and Disney Springs, just in case you do not see the one you want and prefer to wait and make your selection once you arrive.  

    I hope you find the ones you have been hoping for and am confident no matter what MagicBand+ you select, it will make your trip even more magical. If I can help with any additional planning questions, please stop back and see me

    With pixie dust,
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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