Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 19, 2015
    Marisa from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I have reservation at the Pop Century Resort for an upcoming family reunion of 20 people. Do I need to customize magic band or buy park tickets before customizing bands?

    Hi Marisa,
    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! If you would like to customize the Magic Bands for all members of your party, you can do so through My Disney Experience. If you haven't set up an account yet, go online with your confirmation number and get started! You can choose the color of your band (your choices are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink and grey) and you can personalize the inside of your band with up to nine characters (including spaces). These will be mailed to your home in a really fun magical package-it always gets me really excited about my upcoming stay at the Walt Disney World Resort. Your Magic Band is actually provided through your resort stay, not your park tickets, so if you are staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, each person listed in your party will be entitled to receive one Magic Band for your upcoming vacation. Should you choose to not personalize your bands, you will receive a grey band upon check-in at your resort.

    Since you indicate that you are staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, the part you will want to take advantage of immediately is making FastPass+ selections 60 days ahead of your arrival date for your entire vacation! By my calculations, that is in the next day or two for you. However, to make your selections, each person in your party must have valid theme park admission for each day that you intend to make your FastPass+ selections and have that admission linked to their account.

    Marisa, I hope you and your family have a wonderful vacation full of memorable moments!

    Best Wishes,
    Amy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Florida

I’ve grown up in Central Florida and have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years. Now that I’m a mom myself of a blended family with four kids, I love sharing Disney’s year-round special events with my family. Some of our favorite events are the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Let me help you plan something extraordinary for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Amy

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