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  • On Aug 13, 2022
    Taylor from BC 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 there! I am a tried and true Disneyland goer but am currently planning my first Disney World trip and am SOO confused about Magic Bands. Do I need to purchase it in advance? Will it ship to me in Canada in time? What exactly can I use it for?

    Hello, Taylor and welcome back to planDisney!

    Disneyland Resort is truly in my heart because of all the history surrounding Walt Disney. Taylor, as an avid Walt Disney World Resort visitor we are presented with four incredible theme parks, two unique water parks and a mecca for dining, shopping and entertainment - Disney Springs.

    Taylor, I highly recommend building a Walt Disney World Resort vacation package to include your Disney Resort Hotel and theme park admission. Where MagicBands come into play after you book your vacation package, is that they will be your method of accessing all the magic. MagicBands as part of your Disney Resort Hotel stay will enable you to charge dining and purchases to your Guest Room folio, they will contain your theme park admission that you activate by using the Touch Point for entry into a theme park and MagicBands will connect to Disney PhotoPass® Service photos. By wearing your MagicBand there is literally no need to carry anything cumbersome around.

    As Canadians, we are considered International Guests, therefore, when we pre-purchase and customize our MagicBands as part of our Disney Resort Hotel vacation package, our MagicBands will be waiting for us at the Front Desk of our hotel at check-in. And now, with the introduction of the MagicBand+ access to the Disney magic will be available at both Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort. The MagicBand+ is also available at a pre-purchase price with your Disney Resort Hotel stay via My MagicBands and Cards under the My Disney Experience planning tab once signed in to your Disney account.

    Once your book your Walt Disney World Resort vacation package online, you will also need to make your Disney Park Pass - Theme Park Reservations for each day of your valid admission.

    Download the My Disney Experience Mobile App to manage your plans before and during your visit. And, if you're familiar with the Disneyland Mobile App, the one for Walt Disney World Resort is very similar but distinct from the Disneyland Mobile App.

    Once booked, at 60-days before your stay and for up to 10 days you can book your Disney Dining Reservations.

    Taylor, it was my pleasure assisting you, please stop by planDisney for any other tips and advice, I would be happy to help you out.

    Best Disney Wishes!
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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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