• On Sep 2, 2018
    Leilani from HI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I got my tickets for the theme park through Undercover Tourists. How do I get a Magic Band? Saw some on Amazon, do those work?

    Hi Leilani,

    I bet you're getting SO excited for your upcoming visit! It's less than a month away, and I hope you're counting down the days to all of the magic and fun you'll experience!

    MagicBands make managing all the aspects of your vacation super simple! They hold your park ticket and FastPass+ selections, and you can even use them to link PhotoPass photos directly to your account. As the mom of five Mousekeeteers, I love that I don't have to hold on to all of my kiddos' tickets, rather they have everything they need right on their wrist in a colorful MagicBand!

    If you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you'll be receiving a complimentary MagicBand for each confirmed Guest in your party that I'd suggest customizing at least 11 days before your trip. If you're staying elsewhere, you may purchase MagicBands online or at retail locations all around the Walt Disney World Resort. I wouldn't suggest buying them elsewhere, just because you don't know for sure whether they've been used or if the battery on them still works. Once they've been assigned to an individual, they can't be transferred to someone else, and their batteries are expected to work for around two years. I'd feel much better knowing that you're getting a new, authentic MagicBand! If you're receiving a complimentary MagicBand, it should automagically show up in your My Disney Experience account, and if you're purchasing your own, you'll want to log in and link it to your My Disney Experience account after you buy it.

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Leilani, and please let us know if you have any other questions as you're planning your trip. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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