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  • On Jul 23, 2019
    Sammy from ON Asked

    We customized our magic bands to the complimentary ones but we are hoping to upgrade to the premium. Can we upgrade one band at a time (party of 4) or do they all need to be upgraded at once? The bands will be picked up at the resort (from Canada).

    Hi Sammy!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This is a great question as the new premium MagicBands have proved to be extremely popular!  My tip for anyone waiting for a specific MagicBand to come back into stock, is to check every day, as they are constantly being replenished, and it's definitely worth checking several times a day as they will suddenly become available. There is no option to return and amend your order for the new premium MagicBands, so I recommend that you have a good idea of which designs you would like, so when they are showing in stock you can select them all quickly and place your order, as they are disappearing in a flurry of pixie dust! My recent personal experience of this is once you have placed your order for these - even if it's only for one member of your party - you cannot go back and edit this order.  I ordered a premium MagicBand for myself, but not for the rest of my family, and I instantly received an email to say "Your MagicBand package will be waiting for you at your Disney Resort hotel." (I am from the UK, and as you know, International Guests do not have their MagicBand shipped to their home address.)  So, when ordering a premium MagicBand for all, or some of your family, please ensure that everyone else has already at least selected their solid-colour complimentary band, as you will not have the opportunity to update any part of the order afterwards.

    It's worth noting that if you wish to order only the regular plain-coloured complimentary MagicBands, as you can still edit your order up until 11 days prior to your expected arrival date (unless you have included a premium MagicBand in your selection).  

    If you have missed the opportunity to purchase your premium MagicBand through My Disney Experience, a wide choice of MagicBands, including limited editions, is available for purchase at select stores around the theme parks (at Emporium on Main Street U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park, Mouse Gear at Epcot and Disney's Pin Traders at Disney Springs, to name a few).  You can also order them online from shopDisney.  It's worth having a look, as I have found some lovely designs that I have added to my collection, and am continuing to use during my holidays at Walt Disney World.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation.

    ~ Sue
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

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