MagicBand+ and Smart Phone
  • On Jul 19, 2023
    Charlotte from Lancashire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, We are travelling to Disney from the UK next year, staying at the all star sports resort. Is it possible to purchase our magic bands before the trip so they are ready at the hotel for our arrival ?

    Hey, Charlotte! Welcome to planDisney. 

    The countdown is on! It's only a matter of time before you'll be flying off to Neverland. 

    You're going to love staying at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort, Charlotte. This was actually the first resort I stayed at with my wife. We had a wonderful time! However, I must say, we weren't at the hotel much. Before we had kids, we would maximize our time in the theme parks and be there from opening to close. One of the benefits of staying on property is having Early Theme Park Entry. Make sure you take advantage of this perk, Charlotte. Those first 30 minutes are a great way to enjoy one or two major attractions nice and early.

    But "let's get down to business." MagicBand+ is actually called Disney Bands in the UK. And, unfortunately, Guests traveling from the UK cannot currently order Disney Bands pre-arrival. However, once you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort, you'll be able to purchase them from a variety of places, including your Disney Resort, any of the theme parks, or Disney Springs. Here are some suggested locations to try out:

    Magic Kingdom Park: Emporium  
    EPCOT: Pin Traders – Camera Center
    Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Celebrity 5 & 10 and Tatooine Traders 
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park: Discovery Trading Company  
    Disney Springs: Disney’s Pin Traders

    If you don't see one that you like, you can always ask a Cast Member to direct you to another store that sells them.

    I hope that's clarifying, Charlotte. Thanks for visiting us at planDisney. Come and see us again.

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