• On May 23, 2016
    Karen from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be visiting August 2016 and I understand you can pick you fast passes up to 60 days in advance but it said that I could customize the bands until July 19th. That only gives me 30 days. How do I know when I will be receiving the magic bands?

    Hi there, Karen!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    Customizing MagicBands and FastPass+ selections are not connected.

    Here's the difference!

    FastPass+ attractions and shows will be available to you 60 days before your check-in date at your Walt Disney World Resort. At that 60 day mark, you can choose up to 3 FastPass+ selections. Be sure to pick some of the most popular attractions first, such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Test Track, Toy Story Mania, and Expedition Everest because they go FAST! Changes to your FastPass+ selections can be made up until the last minute that you enter FastPass+ line. So as long as you have access to your My Disney Experience Account via the internet or mobile App, you can add or delete your FastPass+ choices.

    Customizing your Magic Bands allows guests to select the color of their Magic Band and the name that will be printed on the inside of the MagicBand. So, you will be able to do this until July 19, which is 30 days before your check-in date. At that point, the MagicBands will be shipped to your home, ready for you to bring along on your Disney vacation. The only way to customize your Magic Band is to log into your My Disney Experience account from a computer. The mobile App does not allow for this feature, at this time. 

    Tip: Even after you have received your MagicBands in the mail you will be able to continue to update your FastPass+ selections!

    I hope this helps! If you have further questions, please visit with us again!

    Happy planning!
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