• On Jan 27, 2017
    Cheryl from IL 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 realize you get a magic band with your reservation, but can I buy a character magic band and use that instead? How does that work?

    Hi Cheryl!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Whether you choose your favorite Disney Princess, Disney Villain or even favorite park attraction, the graphic MagicBands are such a fun way to show your Disney side!

    If you would like to purchase one of the character bands before your trip you can shop on DisneyStore.com, the Disney Store mobile app or the Shop Disney Parks mobile app. You'll be able to shop the various graphic bands plus the fun MagicBandits and MagicSliders! If you'd rather wait until you're at the 'Most Magical Place on Earth', you also have the option of waiting until you arrive and you can purchase one at several locations around Walt Disney World Resort.

    After you receive your adorable new accessory, you can easily link your MagicBand to your My Disney Experience account using the 12 digit ID number printed inside. You can have multiple bands active within your account at one time, so if you receive a solid one prior to your trip and purchase a character one when you arrive, you'll be able to use them interchangeably!

    Please let me know if you have any other questions and I hope you have an amazing trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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