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  • On Dec 20, 2015
    Ashley from FL Asked

    My family and I have purchased single day tickets for the upcoming weekend but have now decided to upgrade them to annual passes. Yay!! I am curious, will we get our magic bands at the time of upgrade or do we need to wait for them to come in the mail?

    Hi Ashley!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. We are a family of Walt Disney World Annual Passholders, and it has truly helped us to make the most of our vacation budget. With discounts on resort rooms, dining and merchandise, as well as special Passholder only events, there are so many perks and benefits to being a Passholder!

    Currently, Disney is not able to offer MagicBands to new Annual Passholders when purchasing at the theme parks. MagicBands can be customized and shipped directly to your home, but that would need to be done at least 10 days prior to arrival. You will receive a Passholder card when you purchase your Annual Passes, and that card can be used for your FastPass+ selections and discounts.

    If your one day trip to Walt Disney World includes a stay at a Walt Disney World Resort, you can use the MagicBands provided with your stay. If you have active MagicBands that are linked to your My Disney Experience Account at home currently, you can also bring them with you and have them linked to your new Annual Passes. What about purchasing your own retail MagicBands as a holiday treat? There are so many fun options available, that each member of your family is sure to find one they like. For an unforgettable Disney moment, venture over to the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co., at the exit of Space Mountain. There you can create personalized retail MagicBands with your choice of color, graphic and your name. You can even purchase the elusive purple MagicBand at this location! 

    Congratulations on becoming Walt Disney World Annual Passholders, Ashley! I hope you have a wonderful yEAR of unforgettable family moments together!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

A lifelong Disney fan, joining Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family of six. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, groups both large and small, and during every season of the year. Whether meeting a Disney Princess, training to be a Jedi or dining with Mickey, our family enjoys it all. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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