• On Jul 16, 2021
    John from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have reservations for September but now find out we have to pay even more for magic bands or cards. Thought these were complementary as in the past. .???

    Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, John!

    Oh Boy, are we happy to hEAR from you! I see that you have a visit in September, which is right around the corner! You all must be getting very excited about this trip. 

    While MagicBands are no longer complimentary, by choosing to stay at a Disney Resorts Collection Resort, you do have the option to purchase new MagicBands at a discounted price. You can even purchase themed ones with designs as well! John, please do not worry although MagicBands are no longer complimentary, you do have the option to still receive a Card once you arrive. Or you can take advantage of the newly added Disney MagicMobile service. 

    Disney MagicMobile service allows you to use the My Disney Experience app to set up a Disney MagicMobile pass that can be stored in your digital wallet on your eligible iPhone or smart device. So in a way, your mobile device becomes your ticket! Plus, you can still use the My Disney Experience app to mobile order, check current wait times, and view your Memory Maker photos. Be sure to pack a battery pack just in case! I purchased a portable charger a few years ago and it has been the biggest saver while visiting the parks.

    John, I hope these options work out for your upcoming trip. If you do choose to purchase new MagicBands, be sure to do so with enough time for them to ship to your house. Just log in to your My Disney Experience account to double-check the day you must order by. Until then, let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help!

    See ya real soon!
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Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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