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  • On May 10, 2023
    Valerie from QC 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! We will be visiting for a day or two in January 2024. We are not eligible to have Magic Bands shipped to us but I know cards are another option. Do we have to pay extra for the cards? Can we have them shipped to us? Thanks!

    Hey, howdy Hey, Valerie, and welcome to planDisney. What a fabulous way to start 2024 by ringing it in with a trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth. If you time it just right, during the second or third week of January, you will have lower crowds than usual.

    Yes, you may have your tickets shipped to you by clicking "International Express Shipping" when you checkout and the arrival date will generate. Your tickets will arrive after this date. Another option is to pick up your Key to the World cards at any Theme Park ticket window and the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. Picking them up will help you avoid a shipping fee. The cards are complimentary and you will need to show ID to the Cast Member to verify they are yours.

    You also mentioned MagicBands. You may purchase MagicBand+ when you arrive. They are sold in almost every merchandise location in theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, and at several locations at Disney Springs. Be assured that you do not need a MagicBand to enjoy all the magic. Your Key to the World card will allow you to enter through the touchpoints for theme park and Lightning Lane entrances, Disney PhotoPass Photos, and many other enchanted experiences.

    planDisney Pro Tip: Did you know that you can get your ticket on your mobile device or smartwatch? With Disney MagicMobile a digital pass is created and you can use your phone or smartwatch to tap your way through the theme parks. I exclusively use Disney MagicMobile with my Apple Watch. 

    Valerie, I hope this information helps. Please feel free to write me back directly with any follow-up questions.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.
    ~Jason
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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