Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays; father holding son; mother eating a cookie wearing Santa hat
  • On Oct 10, 2023
    Susan from ON 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 Magic Bands are no longer available for pre-order for International guests (Incl. Canada) but can we still someone take advantage of the discounted price that is offered to Disney Resort Hotel guests? If so, how can we get the discount?

    Hi there, Susan!

    Thanks for returning to planDisney with another fantastic Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. I'm so excited to see that you're planning a holiday visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth! There's no place like Walt Disney World Resort for the holidays. Now, before you start packing your festive apparel and heading to your Disney Resort hotel, let's discuss the topic of Disney bands for international Guests.

    Susan, you're correct - unfortunately, international Guests do not have the option to pre-order Disney bands for their Walt Disney World Resort vacations. Therefore, international Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels are not eligible for pre-arrival discounted rates on Disney bands. However, I'm happy to inform you that Disney bands are widely available at many merchandise locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort! While you won't be able to take advantage of the pre-arrival rates, you may be able to apply a different discount to your order if you're a Disney Vacation Club Member or Annual Passholder. Alternatively, you may occasionally find discounted Disney bands at some retail locations. For example, I've had good luck finding discontinued styles on sale at various stores on property. You could also visit one of the Disney outlet stores in the area to check out their selections of discounted Disney bands!

    You'll be visiting during the most magical time of the year, Susan. During your visit, I encourage you to check out the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays. This very merry annual event celebrates holiday traditions from around the world, allowing Guests to enjoy seasonal sips and snacks, as well as exceptional entertainment! The Candlelight Processional, which features a celebrity narrator reciting the story of Christmas backed by an impressive chorus, takes place nightly during this festival and is free for Guests to enjoy. (There are some pretty spectacular narrators lined up for the dates of your visit, Susan!)

    Susan, I hope this information helps you to prepare for a merry and magical trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. If you have any additional planning questions, feel free to revisit us at planDisney anytime. We're here to help you make the most of your wonder-filled wintertime vacation!

    See ya real soon,

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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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