• On Oct 9, 2019
    Victoria from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I just purchased an annual pass online for Disney World. I am planning a trip in December and was wondering when do I get to choose a MagicBand to get personalized and shipped to me?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel AND the Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder family, Victoria!

    Unfortunately, you’ll need to wait until your second visit as an Annual Passholder to receive your complimentary MagicBand, as you’ll need to activate your Annual Pass in person first. When you arrive in December, you’ll need to take your exchange certificate to any Walt Disney World Resort ticket window (or the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs) along with your photo ID in order to activate your pass. Once it’s been activated, you’ll see an option in your My Disney Experience mobile app or online account to customize your MagicBand. After completing the customization, your MagicBand will be shipped to your home!

    In the meantime, you can use your Annual Passholder card (which you’ll receive at activation) as your admission ticket to the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks as well as your key to the various dining, merchandise and recreational discounts you’ll receive as an Annual Passholder. If you’d rather use a MagicBand during your December visit, you may purchase one in any of the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks as well as select shops at Disney Springs and at Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

    If you’ll be staying at an official Walt Disney World Resort hotel, a complimentary MagicBand is included with your stay. Just link your Resort hotel reservation to your My Disney Experience account to customize that MagicBand and have it shipped to your home. This (and/or purchasing a MagicBand online via shopDisney.com) will be the only way you’ll have a MagicBand prior to leaving for your December vacation.

     Please let us know if there are any additional questions we can answer for you, Victoria. Have a Magical year of visits to Walt Disney World Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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