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  • On May 8, 2019
    Nicole from OH Asked

    How early can you customize your MagicBands? I have a WDW vacation coming up in little over a month, and there is no option to customize my MagicBands on the My Disney Experience website.

    Hi Nicole,

    With your trip just a little over a month away, you must be getting SO EXCITED! Hopefully at this point, you've made all of your dining reservations and FastPass+ selections and you're just counting down the days until you can experience that magical itinerary you've planned!

    Hmm...your MagicBands should be available to customize at this point, so I'm really glad that you reached out for help to get this all straightened out in time! First, I'd double check that your Disney Resort hotel reservation is linked to your account properly and still showing up. Sometimes that stinker Stitch gets in there and causes trouble, and without that Resort hotel reservation linked, you won't be able to customize MagicBands. If it is linked properly, you should be able to simply go to the MagicBands page within your My Disney Experience account to customize your name and color choice. Just a few other troubleshooting tips...make sure that each member of your party is only entered once. If they're showing up multiple times, those double entries could be the issue. Also, feel free to try using a different browser. Sometimes I have trouble on one browser, but things work perfectly fine for me on another. If you try all of that and you're still having difficulties, definitely feel free to contact a Cast Member who specializes in My Disney Experience and MagicBands at (407) 939-4357, and he or she would be happy to help you. If you make your selections more than 11 days in advance, your MagicBands will be shipped to your home prior to your trip, and if you customize them between 6 - 10 days ahead of time, your personalized MagicBands will be waiting for you when you arrive. If you forget, you'll still receive complimentary MagicBands when you arrive, but you won't have the ability to customize them.

    Also, did you see the announcement earlier this week that coming soon, Disney Resort hotel Guests will be able to either choose a complimentary solid color MagicBand or upgrade to a character MagicBand? How cool is that!? We don't know when that will start, so definitely feel free to check back occasionally if you're interested in upgrading your MagicBands!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Nicole. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation next month!

    Missy
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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Indiana

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom and part-time music teacher from Indiana.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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