• On Feb 23, 2017
    Lacy from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our trip is May 21st-25th to WDW Resort. We are staying at Saratoga Springs. This will be our first visit since the implementation of magic bands. Will they be sent to me in advance or given to me upon check-in? Thanks so much.

    Hi Lacy,

    I am happy to hEAR you are planning an upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort and will be able to experience first-hand the wonderful new technology of Magic Bands during your stay. I expect you will find this a convenient and pleasing way to vacation as practically everything you need during your stay, from your Resort room key, Park Tickets, FastPasses, Disney Dining Plan, or even room charging privileges, can all be accessed from a simple tap of your Magic Band. It truly is Magic!

    As you reside in the United States, you have the ability to arrange for shipping of your Magic Band to your home and should expect it to arrive shortly before your vacation begins. There are just a few steps to take care of before the Magic happens.

    1. First, if you have not already done so, you will need to create an individual My Disney Experience account for each member of your travel party, even the kids.

    2. Once that is done, you need to Link your Disney Resort Reservation and Park Tickets or Vacation Package to each Guest's My Disney Experience account.

    3. At that point, you will be all set to Customize Your Magic Bands which will be provided to you on a complimentary basis as part of your Disney Resort hotel reservation. Be sure to do so at least 11 days in advance of Check-In if you wish the Bands to be mailed to your home.

    It's that easy! Don't forget to start making FastPass+ selections as well starting 60 days in advance of your stay!

    Wishing you a Magical Disney vacation!
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