• On Sep 21, 2021
    Britany from UT 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 want a specific character on my magic band for our upcoming trip but don’t see one in the Disney store for magic bands. When I google I can find it with my character from a few years back sold on eBay or a collectors website. Can I buy that and use it?

    Hello there, Britany. Thanks for stopping by with your question. I see that your trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth is quickly approaching. I bet you are getting so excited! 

    Over the years, Britany, we have seen MagicBand designs change quite a bit. From solid colors to characters they have it all now. However, styles, colors and characters can differ from time to time. I do find that shopDisney does change their inventory quite often so you can always try checking back over there. Also, I know that it isn't fun to wait, but most retail locations throughout Walt Disney World also sell MagicBands and they have some really cute ones not offered online. 

    If you'd like to purchase your specific character MagicBand from a collectors website, there are a few things I would consider. When you read the description you need to make sure that it is an unused, unlinked MagicBand. Once a MagicBand is linked to a MyDisneyExperience account, it cannot be unlinked and then relinked to another person. At that point, you would just be buying the band to have not to use. So the MagicBand would need to be unused and unlinked for you to use it for your upcoming vacation. Also, I would make sure that you are able to see the numbers on the packaging and/or on the back of the MagicBand so that you will be able to link it to your MyDisneyExperience account. If you trust those two things, then I would go ahead and purchase the MagicBand that you really want. 

    If you decide not to go forward with purchasing that MagicBand, there are other ways you can make a simple one cute. If you do a quick internet search for MagicBand decals, you should see several small shops that offer things like that. I've decorated mine numerous times for holidays and birthdays using vinyl decals purchased off of the internet and I think they are super cute! 

    I hope this helps make your decision a little bit easier, Britany. If you have any other questions before your trip, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. Have fun! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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