Couple at DLH; enjoying drinks
  • On Oct 23, 2023
    Mark from Melbourne, Victoria Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My wife and I are travelling from Aust arriving late 3 Nov with reservations for a 2 day park hopper/Genie+ starting 5 Nov. We are not staying at a Disney Hotel but close by and wondered where we could buy Magic Band before entering the park to save time

    Why, hello there, Mark!

    Welcome to planDisney and we're so happy to see you here with your question! Oh boy, your visit is practically right around the corner and I'm so excited for you to experience the Disneyland Resort just as it is transitioning from the Halloween to Holiday Seasons! With Genie+ added to your Theme Park Ticket, you'll get to utilize Lightning Lanes on select attractions which will save you plenty of time so you can fit more into your day! 

    After a long trip overseas, I'm glad that you chose accommodations close to the Disneyland Resort. I always try to stay within walking distance whenever I visit. And I think it's a great idea for you to pick up a MagicBand+ for you and your wife prior to entering the Parks! If you will be walking to the Parks from your hotel and would like to purchase a MagicBand+, I would recommend dropping by World of Disney at the Downtown Disney District. You'll find a wide selection of MagicBand+ for purchase and you and your wife can pick a design that speaks to each of you personally. Just follow the linking instructions and you'll be good to go. And don't forget to charge your MagicBand+! If you purchase it at the beginning of your Park day, you might want to bring a portable battery just in case.

    Once you see the convenience of having a MagicBand+, you'll wonder how you ever got around without one before! I love using it to scan into the Parks in the morning. You'll also use to it redeem Lightning Lanes and to link Disney PhotoPass pictures to your account by showing it to the Disney PhotoPass photographer. Don't forget that you can Park Hop beginning at 11 a.m. each day as well!

    Mark, I hope you found this response helpful and that you and your wife have a wonderful and magical vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth! If you need anything else from us, please do not hesitate to reach out again. You're always welcome at planDisney!

    Wishing You a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!
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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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