Walt Disney World is rolling out MagicBand orders to all passholders throughout March. You may or may not get an e-mail from Disney letting you know your MagicBand is ready to be customized and ordered. So we’ve put together step-by-step instructions on how to see if you are able to get your free MagicBand yet.
UPDATE: March 13, 2014 – Disney has announced that all passholders are now part of MyMagic+ and can order their MagicBands and make FastPass+ selections from up to 30 days in advance, limited to seven days of selections at a time in a rolling 30-day window. The seven days don’t have to be consecutive and additional days can be planned as soon as one of the existing days is used. FastPass+ selections can be made from home at MyDisneyExperience.com or on the My Disney Experience app.
MagicBands are complimentary for passholders, and below you can see our guide to ordering a Band:
The first thing you should do is sign in to your My Disney Experience account at MyDisneyExperience.com.
If you’re able to customize and order your MagicBand, you will see a clickable notification on the home screen saying “Personalize Your MagicBands.” Click that to be taken to the next step. If you don’t see that, then the rollout hasn’t gotten to you just yet. Check back periodically throughout March.
After clicking “Personalize Your MagicBands,” it will take you your “MagicBands and Cards” screen. To start your MagicBand order, you will need to confirm your shipping address. Click “Edit Address.”
Note: You can also get to this screen by moving over the My Disney Experience logo at the top right and clicking “MagicBands and Cards” under My Account.
After customizing your MagicBand, you have two options. You can go back and change the color and name by clicking “Edit Address,” or if you’re happy with your choice, you can click “Ship MagicBands Now.” Once you click that, you will no longer be able to change the color or name on the band.
Congratulations! Your passholder MagicBand will now be processed and delivered to you. Depending on when you put your order in, the shipping time-frame may be different, but as of this post, pass holder MagicBands will be shipping out mid-March. You’ll need to repeat this process for each passholder in your family.
When your MagicBand gets shipped to you, it will include a special passholder Slider and a new discount card. The card is to be used for free parking and merchandise discounts. It cannot be used as an admission card.
UPDATE: March 13, 2014 – In regards to the discount card, Disney has said that passholders should present the discount card and a photo ID to obtain discounts around Walt Disney World. The card will come in either gold or black. Gold cards indicate that parking is complimentary for the passholder, while black indicates that the passholder must pay for parking.
UPDATE: March 24, 2014 – Below you can see the new box design that Disney is sending passholders their MagicBands in, plus everything that is included inside.
For more information about MagicBands and FastPass+, be sure to order our complete guide to MagicMands and FastPass+ in our Spring 2014 issue of Orlando Attractions Magazine.