• On Apr 7, 2018
    Kelly from OR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a trip planned in June 2018. My question is should I buy my fastpass+ bands now online or wait until I get to my hotel? If there isn't a compelling reason to buy early I'd rather just get them at the hotel.

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel. We're here for you and happy to help with your Walt Disney World plans.

    MagicBands truly are, well, magical. Yes, you can use them to check in at the FastPass+ attractions you've selected. You can also use them for more magic as well.

    You don't mention where you'll be staying, so I'll share that if you're staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you'll receive your MagicBand automatically. Simply use the My Disney Experience online tool to link your resort reservations and your theme park tickets, personalize your MagicBand, and make FastPass+ selections and dining reservations. You'll have the opportunity to customize your MagicBand by selecting your color and personalizing your MagicBand with your name. If you choose to personalize your MagicBand, you'll receive it prior to your trip. If you opt not to personalize your MagicBand, you'll receive it when you check in to your resort.

    If you'd like, you can showcase your favorite Disney characters and design themes and purchase your own MagicBand online.

    One advantage of having your MagicBand before your trip is that it makes checking in at Disney's Magical Express quick and easy.

    You can also use the My Disney Experience mobile app to manage all your magic from your phone.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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