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  • On Dec 26, 2022
    Amber from SK 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 and have them shipped to a friend in the states if I live in Canada? They'll be coming to visit us here in Canada before our trip and can bring them with them. I'd love to surprise my kids with the magic bands.

    Hello, and welcome to planDisney, Amber!

    Thank you for bringing this excellent question to planDisney today, and as a fellow Canadian Guest, it would be my pleasure to offer my help.

    I am thrilled to hear that you will be visiting Walt Disney World Resort so soon, and what better way to begin the new year than with The World’s Most Magical Celebration marking its 50th Anniversary, and surprising your lucky children, what a great idea!

    Amber, at this time, as you are aware, MagicBands and MagicBand+ devices are not shipped to international destinations such as Canada and my response will be two-fold based on two possible types of vacations to Walt Disney World Resort. I absolutely love wearing my active MagicBands from previous visits as soon as I leave home for The Most Magical Place on Earth, so I understand how you feel.

    If you have an existing Walt Disney World Resort vacation package, or a stand-alone booking at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, then you will be able to pre-purchase your MagicBand/MagicBand+ devices in advance of your arrival and they will be waiting for you at the front desk of your Disney Resort Hotel at check-in as a benefit of being a Guest at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel. MagicBands will not be shipped to Canada because of the address on file associated with your vacation package, or stand-alone Disney Resort Hotel booking and Disney account.

    Amber, if you are staying off-site and decide to purchase your MagicBand/MagicBand+ devices through shopDisney at the standard price, then during your check-out you can indicate a shipping address in the United States, which would be your friend's address, and then you would receive the MagicBands from your friend when they visit you in Canada. Or you can also opt to ship the MagicBands to your off-site hotel or even a Disney Resort Hotel if you don’t go through the pre-purchase benefit as a Disney Resort Hotel Guest, but then you would not achieve your goal of surprising your children. 

    For further questions or clarification kindly contact Walt Disney World Resort - My Disney Experience and MagicBands at your earliest convenience.  

    Don’t forget to link your reservations and purchases to your Disney account to manage your plans before and during your visit via the My Disney Experience planning.

    Download the My Disney Experience App to manage all your plans in the palm of your hand, anywhere and anytime with the many helpful features designed to add great convenience to your visit.

    Amber, it was such a pleasure assisting you today and I hope this information is helpful to you. I wish you a magical and memorable visit to The Place Where Dreams Come True!

    Best Disney Wishes!
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Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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