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  • On Oct 7, 2021
    Natalie from OH Asked

    I purchased park tickets only and I was wondering if I could get a magic band sent to me before my arrival?

    Hello Natalie!

    Welcome to planDisney! How exciting that you’ll be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort next month! My family loves MagicBands. Even though we have quite a few of them, we always enjoy getting a new band for each trip. Part of the fun and anticipation is selecting a new MagicBand! We reuse our old MagicBands by making a garland for our Disney-themed Christmas tree!

    Natalie, only Guests of Disney Resort Collection Hotels can pre-order discounted MagicBands for their visits directly from My Disney Experience. But not to worry, I have a few options for you. First, you could purchase your MagicBand via shopDisney. They offer both traditional MagicBands in solid and themed designs, as well as alternative styles such as slap bracelets and MagicKeepers. This would allow the MagicBand to be shipped directly to your home. You’d be able to use My Disney Experience to link the band to your account so that your ticket will be linked to the MagicBand before arrival.

    Alternately, you can purchase a MagicBand upon arrival at a retail location, and then link that band using the My Disney Experience Mobile App. Or, did you know you can skip the MagicBand altogether? You can use a plastic ticket card, or enter the parks with your mobile device with the new Disney MagicMobile Service! While I still prefer a MagicBand, on our most recent visit, my husband decided to use his smartwatch, and he loved this new option!

    I hope one of these ideas will work for you, Natalie!

    Happy Planning!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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