Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 20, 2015
    Janelle from MI Asked

    Hi! Just booked for mid-august at POP! We are so excited! When should we expect our magic bands? Do we need the magic bands before we book fast passes?

    Congratulations on your August vacation at Disney's Pop Century Resort, Janelle.

    Although you do not need your MagicBands to schedule FastPass+ experiences, you will need valid theme park tickets linked to your My Disney Experience account. One of the perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel is that you can begin booking your experiences 60 days prior to your arrival. The day I can begin scheduling our FastPass+, I'm happy to stay up late, so I am ready right at midnight to begin reserving our "must-do" experiences! I have found that MagicBands typically ship about four weeks before the vacation. When that special Mickey Mail arrives, our house fills with anticipation, as we know our vacation is just around the river bend! Janelle, once your MagicBands arrive, I'm sure your house will be filled with the same magical smiles and squeals of delight.

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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