• On Jan 8, 2019
    Mary from FL 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.

    Hi! We purchased Florida Resident Weekday annual passes online. Will we receive magic bands in the mail? We are going to Disney in 26 days and staying offsite (we live over 2 hours away from Orlando). I have read that you get a magic band with annual pass.

    Hi Mary!! I'm so excited for you!! While we aren't Florida residents, we are Annual Passholders and I absolutely love the benefits associated with our Annual Pass!

    During your first visit to Walt Disney World Resort as an Annual Passholder, you will receive an Annual Passholder Card. Upon arrival at one of the theme parks or Disney Springs, you will check-in at Guest Relations and they will give you your Annual Passholder Card along with information regarding the benefits of being a Passholder (be sure you have your valid Florida resident photo ID with you). At this time, your Annual Pass will be activated.

    After you have visited one of those locations and activated your Annual Pass, you can go to the 'MagicBands and Cards' section of your My Disney Experience account to customize your new MagicBands for the Annual Passholder Affiliation. Then, it will take 7-10 business days for you to receive your MagicBands. They will be shipped to your home and you will be able to use them when you return throughout the year.

    I hope this helps you with your planning. 2019 is going to be an over the top amazing year at Walt Disney World Resort! You have picked a perfect year to become Annual Passholders! Enjoy every magical moment!

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let me know if you need any further information as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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