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  • On Mar 13, 2023
    Philippa from Gloucestershire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I understand that I cannot pay and order magic bands in advance, to collect at my Disney hotel upon arrival, as I live in the UK. Does this mean I will miss out on being able to purchase at a discounted price?

    Hi there, Philippa!

    Welcome back to planDisney and thank you for bringing us your question about your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort holiday. It looks like your enchanting visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth is quickly approaching - are you counting down the days yet!?

    Disney bands are a great way to add convenience and fun to your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. They come in a variety of colors and themes and add an element of pixie dust to Guests' time in the theme parks! Philippa, Disney bands are not eligible for international shipping at this time and, unfortunately, you will not be able to take advantage of the discounted pre-order rate for Disney Resort hotel Guests. However, if you're still interested in purchasing a Disney band ahead of your vacation, you could place the order on shopDisney for shipping directly to your Disney Resort hotel. Simply add the word "GUEST" ahead of your name, and your Resort hotel arrival date after your name, so that the Cast Members at your Resort hotel know to hold the package for you until your arrival. (Please note that a small handling fee will be applied to your Resort hotel folio.) Philippa, you'll also have the option to purchase Disney bands once you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort. These bands are available at many stores throughout all four theme parks, at the Disney Resort hotels, and at Disney Springs!

    Did you know that you can still access certain functions that add convenience and ease to your Walt Disney World Resort vacation - even without a Disney band? Philippa, once you arrive in the United States, I encourage you to download the My Disney Experience mobile app. This app will allow you to access many of the same functions as a Disney band, like unlocking the door to your Resort hotel room. In the mobile app, you also have the option to create a digital pass by using Disney MagicMobile service. With your digital pass, you'll be able to enter the theme parks, link Disney PhotoPass images to your Disney account, access Lightning Lane entrances booked using Disney Genie+ service, and even charge purchases to your Resort hotel folio - no Disney band needed!

    Philippa, I hope that you find this information useful as you continue to plan your memorable visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth. If you have any additional questions, please stop back by planDisney again anytime. We're here to help you make the most of your unforgettable Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Warm wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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