Premium MagicBand upgrades are available for pre-arrival Walt Disney World hotel guests and Annual Passholders.
To upgrade your Magic Band, use the My Disney Experience app or DisneyWorld.com, which allows you to choose from a variety of colors and designs inspired by characters, resorts, attractions, nighttime spectaculars, and more.
Whether you should pay to purchase a MagicBand pre-arrival is a personal decision, but there’s one big upside in that it makes the vacation experience seamless and streamlined.
As such, we still recommend that on-site guests purchase pre-arrival MagicBands.
(How naive of us given the constant issues with My Disney Experience years after its launch.).
However, a couple of times we’ve received a message that we do not have access to a certain page, or that our payment couldn’t be processed–both of those issues can be resolved by time-traveling back to Y2K and using Internet Explorer.
Once you click the “Choose My MagicBands” button, the above screen appears…once.
No Country Bear Jamboree, but ya can’t win ’em all.
Newer options include a chic voyageur Mickey Mouse design for Disney’s Riviera Resort, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Toy Story Land, Figment, Spaceship Earth, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, and various movies.
For what to do and when to do it, our Walt Disney World Ride Guides will help.