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  • On Oct 1, 2019
    Kelly from WV Asked

    Do you know of any plans to improve the magic band choices. Hardly any of the special one are available now and the ones that are are either unavailable or above the $10 price that was originally advertised.

    Hi Kelly!  Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I completely understand your frustration with attempting to order the upgraded MagicBands for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort stay.  Many of us here at the Moms Panel have also had difficulties in placing our own orders.  When the option to upgrade from the complimentary solid-colored MagicBands to a patterned band was first introduced, the option was so popular that inventory was depleted within hours.  Even a few months after the roll-out, selection is still rather limited and changes frequently.  I have noticed recently that in addition to the open-edition MagicBands which are available for an upgrade cost of $10, there are some limited-edition and pre-arrival exclusive bands that are available for a higher cost.  All prices are subject to change without notice.

    I also have a trip planned for next June.  The good news for both of us is that we have up until 11 days prior to our arrival date to place our MagicBand orders.  So that gives us almost 8 months from now.  I have decided I am going to let the dust settle for a while and let the kinks get worked out of the system before I try to place my MagicBand order.  I"ll probably check around the end of April or beginning of May 2020 for my June vacation.  I've already decided for my trip next month to just select one of the complimentary solid-colored bands.  The patterned bands are a fun option for sure, but really such a small part of an overall magical vacation experience.

    I hope when you check again next spring, you'll be able to find the perfect MagicBand designs you have been hoping for.  In the meantime, if you have any other questions as you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, please let us know.  We'll do our best to help.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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