• On Aug 6, 2018
    Kenny from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are staying @ Ft Wildernesss campground in 2019. We will buy military promotion tickets on base before traveling. I read we’ll receive complimentary magic bands if staying on a Disney resort. When will we receive the bands? In mail or at check in?

    Hi Kenny,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. It’s always a pleasure to help another military family, and it’s an extra pleasure to answer a question for a fellow Virginian! Thank you to you or the service member in your family for serving our country; I hope your Walt Disney World Vacation is a very special and restorative time to be together and make magical memories.

    You’re describing exactly what my family does for our Disney trips: we purchase the military promotional tickets on base and then book a Military-discounted room-only resort hotel reservation. Because you are a United States resident, you will receive your MagicBands in the mail a few weeks before your vacation.

    You’ll want to log in to your My Disney Experience account and make sure your resort reservation is linked and showing up. Then, follow the steps on the MagicBand web page to customize those magical Mickey bands for each member of your party. You can choose your band color and even customize the name inside. My family will be attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in a few weeks, and we customized our MagicBands to match our costumes, including fun character-themed names inside.

    Make sure you customize those bands several weeks before your trip to give you plenty of time – Magic Mail day is a big deal in our family, and we love opening the box and getting so excited for our vacation! Also, if you will be flying to Walt Disney World, be sure to pack your MagicBands in your carry-on luggage so you have them ready for checking in to Disney’s Magical Express at Orlando International Airport. 

    Have such fun dreaming and planning for your trip, Kenny! Please come back and see us if you have any further questions.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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