• On Jun 5, 2018
    Johnetta from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am staying on the resort so when will I receive my magic bands? I heard there free when staying on Disney property.

    Hello, Johnetta! 

    It's so exciting to be planning a Walt Disney World vacation, and one of the things my kids most look forward to is being able to customize their MagicBands. You do get them included as part of your stay at a Walt Disney World resort

    The first thing you'll want to do if you haven't already is log into your My Disney Experience account and personalize your bands. You can choose from multiple band colors and add names, which makes is much easier to keep track of your bands if multiple people choose the same color. You typically have up until about a month before your vacation to customize your bands, and if someone changes their minds after you've already chosen colors, you can do it right up until they ship them to you.

    Your MagicBands will usually be sent to your home about three weeks prior to your vacation. You will get an email a little before they ship to remind you to customize.

    If you are using Disney's Magical Express from Orlando International Airport, don't pack your bands! You'll want to have them handy when you check in for your ride to your resort.

    Thank you for your question, Johnetta!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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