Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Getting your MagicBands

If you're going to Walt Disney World for the first time, or perhaps this is your first time staying on property, I thought I'd share with you what to expect when receiving your MagicBands in the mail.

The fun starts when you book your vacation and set up your MyDisneyExperience account online. You can go in and select your MagicBand color and the name to imprint on the inside (up to 9 characters). The color you choose will determine the color of your luggage tag (these are only for guests booking a Magic Your Way package including room and tickets). Your final selection needs to be done by 30 days prior to your vacation. Once you're paid in full, your bands will be made and shipped to your home.

These magical bands are your "key to the world" while on property. They'll check you in at Magical Express and your resort, they'll unlock your resort door, be your park ticket, store your FastPasses (scan to get in the FP line), store your PhotoPass photos. You can charge things back to your room if you add a card to it, and you'll also use it to pay for your meals if you're on a Disney Dining Plan. It's an amazing thing!

So, here's what to expect when they show up at your home...

They come in a brown box (so as not to ruin any surprises).

 The names you selected for each band will be printed on the box insert as well as on the inside of the band,

In the lid of the box there are instructions on making the band smaller for children or adults with smaller wrists.

There are tabs sticking out of the box to show you to lift the insert out for more info (and the fun luggage tags)

 The luggage tags corresponding with everyone's bands will be in the envelope in the bottom of the box.

 No worries if two people in the same party select the same color. The bands are imprinted on the inside with the name as well.

There you have it. What to expect when getting your MagicBands. Don't forget to pack them (in your carry-on if you're flying)!! 

The luggage tags make great souvenirs. We've collected all of the colors :-)

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