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  • On May 4, 2022
    Lola from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have selected a magic band but with magic band+ coming out, I may change my mind. When is too late to change my selection?

    Bonjour Lola!

    Thank you for sending us your question, and welcome to planDisney, the most magical place on the internet! I was so excited when I saw your question in our queue as I'm always so happy to help fellow Canadians plan their magical vacation. How excited are you to get on a magic carpet ride and soak in all the Disney magic? I know I would be thrilled, especially since you picked such a magical time to visit!

    MagicBands are such a convenient tool when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. Indeed, I always loved MagicBands because they allow you to get into your room, tap in for your ride selections, link your photos to your My Disney Experience account, and pay for food and merchandise, all without having to dig into your bag for your cards. Plus, I always loved selecting special designs for each of my trips, so when I look at them now, I am reminded of all the fun memories I made during those specific vacations. With MagicBand+ bringing this same convenience and even more, I completely understand why you want to try it out! Unfortunately, Disney has not yet announced whether Guests could switch their MagicBand selection for a MagicBand+ selection. After chatting in with a Cast Member myself, it was recommended to call a Disney Cast Member when MagicBand+ dates are announced so that they can answer this question for you. Disney Cast Members truly are real-life fairy godparents, and I am sure they will be able to help!

    Now, since the brand new MagicBands+ will debut as part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations, why not check out some other ways you can celebrate! While walking through the Walt Disney World theme parks, keep your eyes peeled for statues of your favourite Disney characters. Similarly, I would highly suggest staying in the parks until after sunset so that you can experience the Beacons of Magic, where park icons become illuminated with an EARidescent glow. Over at Magic Kingdom Park, I also recommend getting a spot in front of the Cinderella Castle to watch Mickey's Magical Friendship Faire, which celebrates the place where the magic feels like home. Magic Kingdom Park also has even more 50th-anniversary fun with its special cavalcade and snacks, and you must stay for fireworks! At Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT respectively, Disney Enchantment and Harmonious have also debuted as part of the 50th anniversary and have already become some of my favourite nighttime spectaculars! For some extra magic, watch Disney Enchantment from the middle of Main Street USA and wait for the magic to surround you. It is a sight you will never forget!

    I hope this was helpful, Lola, and that you and your Ohana will have the best day ever on your upcoming Disney vacation. If you have any other questions in the time leading up to your visit, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are always happy to help, especially from one Canadian to another!

    Have a magical day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Ariane, Quebec

Hello humans! My name is Ariane and I am a French-speaking Walt Disney World Resort lover from Montreal, Canada! Since the cold does bother me (sorry Elsa!), the Walt Disney World Resort has become my second home. If you need any help planning the most magical vacation from Canada or finding the most Instagrammable spots and treats, I'm your gal! I cannot wait to help you chase the wind and touch the sky on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Ariane

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