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  • On Jan 15, 2017
    Darcy from TX Asked

    Hello, I was wondering about the magic bands. I was reading and it says you get a band if you stay in a Disney hotel automatically. I was curious when do you receive the band. When you check in or if you had to order it?

    Hi Darcy,

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I am happy to help you to plan your magical vacation!

    Yes, as a Walt Disney World resort hotel guest, you will receive MagicBands for everyone in your party. Your MagicBands will unlock your resort hotel room door, be used to gain admission to the Disney theme parks once you have linked your theme park tickets, and will also have your Disney's FastPass+ selections on them. You need to be sure to set up a My Disney Experience account to access all of this.

    Through your My Disney Experience account, you will be able to customize MagicBands for members of your traveling party. There will be a deadline to do this, and then they will be shipped to your house so that you receive some magical mail and can even wear your MagicBands as you head to Walt Disney World! You will find a prompt in your My Disney Experience account for when you need to do this. There is a timeline for receiving customized MagicBands in the mail before you arrive. They must be customized at least 11 days head of your check-in date to be shipped to your home. If you customize them between six and ten days before your check-in date, you can pick them up upon check-in at your resort hotel. If you forget to customize them, or do so five days or less before you arrive at Walt Disney World, do not worry, you will still be provided with MagicBands when you arrive at Walt Disney World; however, they will not be customized.

    I hope that this information is helpful for you, Darcy! Please do let us know if you have any further questions. 
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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