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  • On Apr 8, 2014
    Amy from KY Asked

    Magic Bands-how do they get activated? I have My Disney Experience set up and have reservations and dining selections on it. If I customize and have my magic bands shipped what about Fastpass+ selections? Should I wait to customize til after? Confused!

    Hi Amy!

    You raise some great questions about Magic Bands and FastPass+ selections.  Don't worry ~ we are here to help answer these questions! 

    First, customizing Magic Bands simply means you can choose the outside color and the name printed on the inside of the Magic Band.  Click on this link for more information about Magic Band customization.  Customizing is optional.  If you do not choose a color then you will receive an iconic gray color Magic Band. 

    Next, you may begin to make your FastPass+ selections as soon as your 60 day window opens up.  This is 60 days from the first day of your Walt Disney World resort check in and it is completely independent of your Magic Band customization.

    Finally when you arrive at your resort hotel, your Magic Band will be activated with your hotel room, theme park tickets, and Disney Dining Plan if you have included it with your vacation package.  All you have to do is begin enjoying your vacation.

    So Amy go ahead and customize your Magic Bands as soon as you wish.  It will not interfere with your ability to make FastPass+ selections.  I hope this information has been helpful to you and your vacation is filled with Magic and Pixie Dust.  Please come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any further questions.

    Brenda ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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