• On Feb 8, 2019
    Dustin from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be traveling to Disney World on a very last minute trip in a few days. Because of timing and not having an exact itinerary we’d like to wait and buy our theme park tickets at the park. Do we get magic bands or paper tickets?

    Hello Dustin and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    A last-minute trip- how awesome! With Disney's new date based ticketing it might be a good idea to wait until you arrive to purchase your tickets. If you do decide to buy ahead, please know that you can change your dates unto 24 hours ahead of your chosen date.  Either way, if you are purchasing your tickets after arrival, you will receive a paper ticket.  If you prefer a MagicBand, you can link your tickets to any active MagicBand you currently have (assuming that the battery is still alive) or you can purchase a MagicBand at nearly any gift shop across Walt Disney World. There is a seemingly endless array of choices when buying MagicBands including some of your favorite characters and attractions.

    If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask! We love to help.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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