Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 10, 2016
    Chelsey from MI 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.

    I am wondering is it better to buy the magic band prior to coming or should we wait until we are there?

    Hey Chelsey,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. MagicBands are the theme park technology of the future and it was “all started by a mouse.” MagicBands are fun, convenient, wearable technology designed to make your life easy while at Walt Disney World Resort.

    For Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels you will be able to customize and received your MagicBands before you arrive. Customization is done on My Disney Experience as soon as your Disney Resort hotel reservation has been confirmed. Once you have finished customizing your MagicBands with a special color and name for each Guest in your party the MagicBands will undergo a fulfillment process then be ship directly to the address of your choice. You may even choose to pick them up at the Disney Resort hotel.

    All Guests may purchase MagicBands online through the Disney Store with or without a Disney Resort hotel stay. You will be limited to the online selection but those designs are amazing. If you wait till you arrive at the theme parks then you may purchase theme park exclusive MagicBands. You may even customize your own MagicBand with your favorite characters and your name in designer fonts.

    Personally, if I was not receiving a complimentary MagicBand with my Disney Resort hotel due to staying off property, I would wait till I arrived. There are so many more options that will fit your Disney Side.

    Disney Dad Tip: Check out the new MagicBands at the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. in Magic Kingdom Park from some great new designs.

    Chelsey, enjoy your first Disney vacation and making many Magical Memories.

    ~Jason ºOº
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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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