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  • On Jul 24, 2022
    Jeni from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you have a vacation package linked to your MDE account and you order Magic Band+ for all people on your friends and family list through MDE, are the Magic Bands set up when you receive them? Thank you!

    Hiya Jeni,

    You and your thoughtful trip-planning questions are always as welcome as can be at planDisney. My girlfriends and I did a virtual happy dance (translation: lots of emojis) when we learned that MagicBand+ is launching on July 27 at Walt Disney World Resort. That's just in time for our September visit and in plenty of time for your November visit. Of all the MagicBand+ bells and whistles, I think I'm most excited to see how they interact with the Beacons of Magic and nighttime spectaculars (Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom Park and Harmonious at EPCOT), which are my favorite parts of the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

    Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel will receive a special discount for MagicBand+, available online pre-arrival. I expect the purchase process for MagicBand+ to be very similar to the current MagicBand process. Right now, I can order pre-arrival MagicBands for members of my Family and Friends that are listed on my Disney Resort hotel reservation. I cannot order MagicBands with a pre-arrival discount for individuals not on my reservation, even if they appear on my Family and Friends list. Depending on the time of purchase, MagicBands ordered through the pre-arrival process are delivered to your home or to your Disney Resort hotel, where they arrive linked and ready to use.

    If you want to purchase MagicBand+ for someone that is not connected to your resort reservation, Jeni, you can do so online at shopDisney or in person at various retail locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Note that those bands will need to be linked before use. I'm curious to see what kinds of MagicBand+ styles are available at various locations, but the pink snacks band pictured at the top of the Disney Parks Blog announcement is calling my daughter's name!

    As you continue to plan Disney, be sure to planDisney!

    Choose magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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