• On Jan 8, 2017
    Yvonne from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I recently purchased an annual pass and will not be activating it until my trip in May. Will I be able to order my special pass holder magic band before my trip?

    Hi Yvonne!

    Thanks for your question. I have been an Annual Passholder for many years now and have absolutely loved all of the amazing benefits I receive. I know your Annual Pass will bring you hours and hours of magic, too, and I'm so happy for you!

    Unfortunately, you will need to activate your Pass before customizing and ordering your MagicBand. Here's what you need to do: create an account on My Disney Experience and link your Annual Pass to your account. Activate your Pass at any Guest Services at Walt Disney World and use it to enter a Park. At this point you can sign in to your My Disney Experience account and choose your MagicBand's colors and other features. It will then be shipped to your home address. I know it would be fun to have your MagicBand during your first visit but, no worries, you will have it for the entire year of being an Annual Passholder. I sometimes purchase a simple MagicBand to use until I receive mine in the mail or use one I already own. If you would like to do this, simply link that band to your My Disney Experience Account and it will be all ready to go! By the way, you will be able to choose FastPasses for that first trip even without your Passholder MagicBand or before activating your Annual Pass.

    Here's wishing you a fantastic Walt Disney World visit and a whole year full of memorable moments along the way.

    Have a great day!

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Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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