Are you getting ready for a magical Disney vacation? If so, one of the first things you might be considering is your magic band order! Magic Bands are wristbands that allow you to enjoy the magic of Disney with ease. This article will tell you everything you need to know about ordering your MagicBand, from how to do it, to what to customize!
What is a Disney MagicBand
Let’s start with the basics here, a MagicBand is a wristband that allows you to experience the magic of Disney with ease. Magic Bands are not only a great way to get into the parks, but they can also be used to make payments and reservations.
They come in all colors and themes so anyone can find the MagicBand that represents them the best! It’s magical.
How to Order Your MagicBand
Now that you know what a MagicBand is, it’s time to learn how to order one! Here are the simple steps
Creating your MagicBand Order on your Computer
To order your MagicBand, you will need to sign in to your personal Disney account. If you have never set up an account before, you also have the option of creating one.
Make sure your Disney vacation is linked to your Disney account. You can do so by selecting My Disney Experience on the top right side and choosing my plans. If you are working with a free Disney Vacation Planner, they might have set this up for you already.
If not, select Link a reservation under resort and use your confirmation number to add your Disney hotel reservation to your My Disney Experience account.
At this point, you should see a notification on your main screen that states “Personalize Your MagicBand.” If not head over to that My Disney Experience button on the top right of the screen and select MagicBands and Cards.
Verify your shipping address before you begin selection.
At this point, you can go ahead and select from the various options that Disney shows you. The cheapest MagicBands are the basic colored ones while the themed bands get more expensive.
You will need to enter the name of the person, or a nickname that will be printed inside of the MagicBand. You have up to 9 characters.
Follow the online prompts, make your payment, and get ready for some awesome MagicBands! You will get a notification to your email address linked to the account once they ship.
Creating your MagicBand Order on the My Disney Experience App
If you would rather order your MagicBand on the go, you can do so by downloading the My Disney Experience App on your Apple or Android device.
Login with the same credentials as you would on the computer and follow similar steps.
Select Your Disney resort reservation on the home screen.
Scroll down and select where it says Choose MagicBands
The App also offers a map of all of the MagicBand merchandising locations at Walt Disney
Where to buy MagicBands at Disney
You can certainly purchase MagicBands at many retail locations within the parks, Disney Springs, and at Disney resorts.
You can stop by Disney Pin Traders or World of Disney at Disney Springs. Emporium or Tomorrowland Light & Power Co at Magic Kingdom, and just about any resort gift shop.
Linking your MagicBand to My Disney Experience is easy! Just follow the simple instructions on the packaging.
Buying MagicBands at ShopDisney
As we know, Magicbands can be ordered on Disney’s website, the Disney app, or at any of the MagicBand merchandising locations.
If you’re in a hurry and want to buy MagicBands while they are in stock, you should head to ShopDisney.com where MagicBands sell out quickly! The process is super easy and you can buy MagicBands for the whole family.
Sign in or create an account
Select ” MagicBands & Accessories” from the shop by category drop-down menu.
Filter by your desired theme, color, or style then add the MagicBand to your cart.
That will complete your MagicBand order!
Do I need a MagicBand?
When MagicBands launched in 2013 they came free of charge with your Disney resort reservation but in 2021 Disney stopped including MagicBands for free and made them optional.
The short of it is that no, you do not need a MagicBand. In its place, you can use the traditional Disney card or the Disney app.
What can you use your MagicBand for?
There are endless possibilities for what you can do with your Magic Band! You can use it to enter the theme parks and your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room, pay for food and merchandise, use Genie+, and more! The MagicBand experience is one of Disney’s most exciting ventures, providing guests with an incredibly quick and efficient way of doing Disney.
Using the latest technology, guests are given the ability to use their MagicBand as a means of getting into the theme parks and their Walt Disney World Resort hotel room, paying for food and merchandise, using Fastpass+, and more. There is no better way to experience Disney than to have one of these handy bands strapped on your wrist.
Do you have to order all MagicBands at the same time?
Whether you have to order all magic bands at the same time depends on if you are a Disney Resort guest. The way the system is set up, everyone on a single reservation must order their magic band in one transaction. The MagicBands will be sent to the address linked to the primary Guest on that reservation.
So, unfortunately, your additional party member cannot place a separate order. You’ll have to have them let you know which MagicBand they would like and how they want their name written on the back, and then you can order it along with yours.
However. If the situation arises that you either could not order everything at the same time or missed your deadline, there is hope! You can still purchase a MagicBand at any Disney retail store.
How much do MagicBands cost?
Because MagicBands come in a variety of styles, the prices vary as well. If you are a Disney Resort Guest, MagicBands can be ordered up to 10 days before your stay at a special discounted rate.
All other guests can purchase a MagicBand online or at select retail stores throughout Disney. They range from $19.99 plus tax and up.
When do MagicBands Ship and How Long Will It Take?
If you are a Disney Resort Guest and order your MagicBands before 10 days of your check-in date, they will be shipped to you free of charge! If you customize your MagicBand between 9 and 5 days before your arrival, your MagicBand will be available to pick up at the Walt Disney World resort you are staying at.
Once shipped, the MagicBands take about 11 days to arrive.
What if I Lose My MagicBand?
If you should happen to lose your MagicBand, don’t worry! You can deactivate it online or by calling (800) 905-4999. Disney will then be able to ship a new one to you.
Set up Disney MagicMobile Pass Instead
Guests without MagicBands can use the Disney app which is free to download and does not require a reservation or purchase at this time.
As mentioned above, you do not need a MagicBand if you do not want one. The app offers many of the same features as the MagicBand such as park admission, Genie+, room entry, and charging privileges.
If you are not a Disney Resort Guest, you will need to link your tickets to the app in order to access these features. This can easily be done by inputting the barcode number on the back of your ticket.
1. Download the Disney app, available for free on both the App Store and Google Play.
2. Open the app and sign in with the same account credentials you used to make your reservation.
3. If you are not a Disney Resort Guest, you will need to link your tickets to the app in order to access certain features. This can easily be done by inputting the barcode number on the back of your ticket.
4. Once you have linked your tickets, head over to the menu (three lines), and select Disney MagicMobile. Scroll to the bottom and select Set Up Your Pass.
5. Now you get to customize your pass, which is the best part! There are enough options to choose from that even I struggled with which one to choose.
6. Once you customize your own Magic Mobile pass, it’s time to add it to your digital wallet which will allow the use of its features. This includes scanning into theme parks and using all other functions!
If you are looking for all the information you need to know about ordering your MagicBand, look no further! In this post, we have compiled everything you need to know in order to make the most of your MagicBand experience. From what type of band to order and when to order it by, to how much they cost and what happens if you lose it, we have got you covered!