character magic bands
Now that Disney has made the Magic Band a needed component to your Disney vacation, why not enhance this feature with you’re own sense of style. The Magic Band is used for a variety of reasons at Disney World which include but are not limited to purchasing items in WDW, your resort room key or photo pass for your Memory Maker package. As a Disney World guest, you will be wearing you Magic Band the entire time you are on your Disney vacation. I highly recommend you keep your bands in your carry-on bag if you are flying just in case your luggage gets lost.

Many guests choose to pick out specific colors for each member of their family using their My Disney Experience account. You can even have a name placed on the underside of the band. If you forget, Disney will provide you with the generic grey bands at your resort check-in.

I’ve picked the colors bands and have also been given the grey bands. Any of these bands certainly aren’t something that I care to wear again. I would however consider wearing them after my vacation if they were decorated with my other favorite character or Disney print.

Disney has made decorating the bands a lot easier especially for those of us who can’t paint, draw or do a ‘rub on’. I can however slid things and snap-on items. Disney has created a variety of items for your bands that you can pre-purchase prior to your trip either through the Disney store or you can wait and pick out something special on your trip at one of the many shops at WDW. In Magic Kingdom in the store at the end of the Space Mountain Ride, Disney has D-Tech interactive boards which allow you to pick out and customize your own magic band. You can even customize your phone case.

Disney has sliders and an item called ‘band-its’ that can be added to your Magic Band. Sliders are just what you think they are. They are an item that slides onto your band. The ‘band-its’ are more like snaps that fit in the holes of the Magic Bands. These items come in a variety of styles and characters. Disney also has Magic Bands with characters already printed on them. All of these items range in pricing depending on what you’re looking for.

Magic Bandits

Now many of us want to visit WDW without adding expense to our trip. Since the magic bands are free and will be sent directly to your house prior to your trip when you select them on your My Disney Experience account, why not decorate them yourselves for little or no cost. Your local superstores typically have rub-on stickers that can be purchased at minimal fee. You could also use tattoos. The tattoos can be removed with rubbing alcohol. You could do a different tattoo each day of your trip to match your outfit. HOW FUN!
*Nail Polish *Rub-ons

Pinterest has a variety of ideas and pictures showing how Disney fans have decorated their bands. Etsy also has vendors that will customize decals with your initials or a specialized design for you to adhere to your band.

Whether you choose to buy something or decorate your band yourself, you’ve created a momento of your Walt Disney World vacation that you can wear anytime.

To learn more about the features of your magic band and Disney vacation deals, contact an agent with Me and the Mouse.

Roxanne Genovese
Travel Specialist