• On Mar 18, 2018
    Mary from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi moms! Going 1st week in June, staying off site. Planning to purchase magic bands online... does it matter when I purchase them?! Is it too early now?! Thanks

    Hi Mary! So happy you came back to see us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m excited to hear that you’re busy planning your upcoming trip!

    MagicBands help keep all our Walt Disney World Resort vacation information in the same place! They store our ticket information and when staying onsite, can even serve as our room key to our Disney Resort hotel. I think it’s a great idea to order them ahead of time. 

    Mary, there are so many different colors and styles to choose from and with some luck, you can find bands that showcase your favorite characters! (Mine is Princess Aurora) 

    You can find MagicBands online by visiting Shop Disney Park's site for merchandise, or you can always use the Shop Disney Parks app on your mobile phone before your trip and purchase them there. Either way, buying them early means you don’t have to stress about them getting to your home in time for your trip!

    I like to think you can even give them as gifts (if the occasion arises) before your trip. I have friends who have put them in Easter Baskets as gifts for their nieces and nephews!

    When you do purchase the bands, remember the only way they will work is if they are linked to a valid ticket on your My Disney Experience account.

    Here’s how you link your bands:

    -Log on to your My Disney Experience Account
    -Click on “link” and enter the numbers on the MagicBand ID number on the inside of your band
    -Assign a band to each member of your party and you’re ready to party! Or park hop, or whatever you love best at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Mary, I hope this information is helpful to you as you continue your planning! I hope you and your family have a magical trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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