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  • On Aug 16, 2019
    Michelle from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Any tips or tricks to getting a magic band? Every day it seems they are restocked but when you select it, I says it’s out of stock. Trying to get my girls princess ones but it seems impossible! Help!

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Michelle!

    What did we even do in a time before MagicBands? I remember being amazed at how convenient it was the first time I used one to access my Resort Hotel room, my Theme Park admission, and my FastPass+ selections. Since then I've amassed a pretty big collection, so I was really excited to hear that guests of Walt Disney World Resort Hotels can now upgrade their complimentary solid-colored MagicBands, at a discounted price, to one from a selection of designs featuring Disney Characters and Theme Park-inspired motifs! This new upgrade option has been really popular with guests and the designs have sold out a few times, so let's chat about some things you can do to help you get your girls those Disney Princess MagicBands they're looking for.

    I've got a couple of trips coming up soon, so I've also been trying to get some upgraded MagicBands for myself and my family and I've got a few tips based on my what I've done and what I've noticed when I've had success. First of all, the selection seems to be updated a few times a day in real-time, so I've also had the experience of a MagicBand I selected while shopping not being available by the time I check out. I have also found out through some trial and error that it seems like all of your MagicBands need to be ordered at the same time, so you're not able to order one person's and then come back to pick someone else's at another time. For that reason, my best piece of advice is to keep checking back frequently and have everyone in your family let you know a few options of designs that they'd be happy with. Someone might get their second choice, but that small change might make it possible for you to check-out successfully! These tips are all based on my experience so your mileage may vary, but keep some of this information in mind the next time you try to grab some MagicBands for your family.

    Remember that you can personalize your MagicBands up to 11 days before your arrival to have them shipped straight to your door, so you don't have to pick them immediately when you book your vacation, and you can take your time to hopefully get what you want. If the choices you see don't quite match your preferences, make sure check out shopDisney to see the full selection available for purchase online and in the theme parks!

    Have a magical day, Michelle!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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