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  • On May 17, 2022
    Nicole from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. I am trying to figure out how to purchase magic bands and can't seem to figure out how to do so. Are you able to help?

    Welcome to planDisney, Nicole!  I'll be happy to assist you with your question.  There are a few ways in which you can purchase MagicBands.

    Guests with a stay at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel are eligible to order pre-arrival discounted MagicBands through My Disney Experience.  If you have an upcoming stay at a Disney Resort Hotel, make sure you have linked your reservation to your My Disney Experience account.  Then, on the My Disney Experience website, use the drop-down menu in the upper right corner to select "My MagicBands and Cards".  Select "Get Started" under "My MagicBand Order", and choose a MagicBand (or decline a MagicBand) for each Guest on the reservation.  I have been keeping an eye on the MagicBand selection for my upcoming trip, and due to supply-chain issues, I'll warn you that the options have been rather limited.  MagicBand orders placed at least 11 days in advance of your check-in date will be shipped to your home; orders placed between 6 and 10 days in advance of your arrival date will be waiting at the front desk of your resort hotel.  MagicBands purchased via My Disney Experience will already be linked to each Guest's profile and will work in conjunction with any tickets or reservations also linked to that profile.

    If you will not be staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel or if you are interested in styles other than those available for pre-order, MagicBands may be ordered from shopDisney or purchased in many merchandise locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort, including shops in the theme parks, resort hotels, and Disney Springs.  I noticed a nice selection of MagicBands at Disney's Pin Traders during my recent visit.  The pre-arrival discount will not apply in this case.  You will be able to link any retail MagicBands you have purchased to the appropriate Guest's profile by following the instructions inside the packaging to enter the code found on the underside of the band.  Once a MagicBand has been linked to a person's profile, it cannot be reassigned or re-linked to a different Guest.

    I really like the convenience of wearing my MagicBand on my wrist.  A MagicBand can be used to access your theme park admission, link Disney PhotoPass photos to your My Disney Experience account, unlock the door to your Disney Resort Hotel room, and charge purchases to your room folio during your stay.  However, if you decide not to purchase MagicBands, another option is to create a Disney MagicMobile pass and save it to the digital wallet on your device.  A Disney MagicMobile pass will have much of the same functionality as a MagicBand.

    I hope that helps!  Please let us know if you have any additional questions.  Enjoy your visit!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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