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Creator of MagicBand Collectors (which is owned by EA Partners, LLC), it is my goal to catalog and archive the entire history of the Disney MagicBand. I don't work for Disney nor am I associated with them in any way, besides being a mega-fan and living 5 minutes from Walt Disney World. You can contact me at eapartnersllc@icloud.com.

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  1. Do you know if people can get the slider for passes that overlap years? AKA my pass is good until Sept 2016 before I have to renew.

    • I have the same issue as my AP renews in May. I was successful last year getting a 2015 slider in January when I asked nicely at guest relations. Tried at HS guest relations and a ticket booth and both said they don’t have them and you can’t them until you renew. I’m not giving up yet!

    • Yes you can get the sliders early. I just got mine this past weekend and my renewal isn’t until November. Just go to guest services and they will get one for you.

  2. We just received our Gold pass bands with the above sliders today and they are the exact same size/thickness as the ones from day one.

  3. Our bands came today and we are missing two sliders. I called the AP hotline and it transferred me to customer service who had no idea what I was talking about. After two rounds of transferring back and forth they suggested I go to guest services next time I visit and they will have them. Anyone have experience with this?

    • Just received ours, and I thought the sliders were missing too, but they were hidden within the cardboard piece that holds the bands. Had to lift that piece out, open one end, then slide them out. Could not see them at all otherwise. — Worth a look if you haven’t checked there already!

  4. Yes the sliders are in the packaging of the bands, and the new bands we just got are of the new thinner design. Makes them seem a little more comfortable.

  5. I booked my resort a month ago for my trip in April but just decided to get an annual pass today. I have already received our magic bands prior to getting the annual pass. Am I still able to get an annual pass slider? I bought it online and am picking it up at will call. Will I get the discount information then? Sorry, I’m new to the annual pass thing. Thanks!

      • Even if I already got our magic bands for the trip? I’ll get a second one? Do I customize it and everything? Where would that be?
        (Thanks in advance for all your help! This page is wonderful!!)

        • Yes, yes, and yes. You won’t get the bands and sliders until after you redeem your annual pass and then link it to your account. They will then be shipped to you. Unfortunately it means that you won’t get them before your vacation. You can ask Guest Services when you pick up your band if they have any AP sliders for you but they probably won’t. They will also tell you about the discounts and special features of your pass at that time as well. Make sure you have them link it to your account for you so your MagicBands work with it! Welcome to the club. 🙂

  6. My daughter and I just upgraded our 6 day tickets to an Annual Pass? Will we be receiving new Magic Bands with a slider in the mail or do we go on line and request them? Thanks in advance. Super excited to have the Magic year round.

  7. I lost my magicband passholder slider in June when we
    were at Walt Disney World for our 50th Anniversary.
    Can I purchase another Passholder Slider for my magicband?
    My husbands’ has one and mine doesn’t now! Please help me !!!

  8. I have a few questions in regards to the annual passes. My family just became DVC members and we are going to purchase our annual passes next month. We already have our room reservations booked for November.

    Here’s my questions:
    First, If I purchase the annual pass in August but won’t actually use it until November, when will it become officially activated? August or November?

    Second, Will my Magic Band that comes with our room reservation also be our annual pass magic band? Or will I have to get another band when I actually arrive in November?

    Third, I’m also curious if I’ll receive my Annual Pass slider in the mail before our November trip or after our November trip.

    Please help!

    • First, If I purchase the annual pass in August but won’t actually use it until November, when will it become officially activated? August or November?
      —–If you purchase in August for a trip in November, what you’ll actually be purchasing is a “voucher” good for an annual pass. That means that when you trade in that voucher and enter a park, the annual pass is activated. You’ll be good from November to November.

      Second, Will my Magic Band that comes with our room reservation also be our annual pass magic band? Or will I have to get another band when I actually arrive in November?
      —-Yes and no. The MagicBand that comes with your room reservation will be linked to your My Disney Experience”, which will say that you are an annual pass holder once your annual pass is activated. In addition to that one, you will also get a magic band by virtue of being an annual pass holder. Once your annual pass is activated, you’ll go online and customize a second magic band. But they are interchangeable. You’ll be using the magic band that comes with your room reservation for the trip in November but then can choose to use your annual pass one (or the room reservation one) on subsequent trips.

      Third, I’m also curious if I’ll receive my Annual Pass slider in the mail before our November trip or after our November trip.
      —-Your slider will come with your annual pass magicband.

  9. My family & I are new to the AP family & we never got my sliders. We just returned from Disney yesterday. Our hotel didn’t have them. How do I go about getting them?

      • We just bought annual Passes and our magic bands came and there is no slider. Will they be able to give us one when we activate at guest services?

        Also, we did not get the magnet for our car. Will that come later or is it something we have to purchase?

        • We got our annual passes this past weekend @ Magic Kingdom. I asked about it @ Guest Relations and was told that they do not give out the AP magnet / sticker any longer. The person @ Guest Relations said to just show the AP card that we get when we go to park.

  10. I received my annual pass magic bands today, 2 bands, only 1 slider. Would anyone know who I can contact to receive the additional slider?

  11. Just received our new AP magic bands today and both were 1.0 bands w/passholder sliders. They came in a plain white box and inside was printed yellow with Mickey Passholder logo.

    • I received a white shipping box that has tear tab for my magic bands I forgot I ordered for my Christmas trip. The box was not the standard “incredibles” box you would receive for the magic bands. I received them in the end of November. Very disappointed being that I had intentions of wrapping the box but couldn’t.
      I hope this isn’t the new norm going forward. I use the magic band boxes to store the little keepsakes from each trip.

  12. My husband just purchased me my first AP, whoop whoop. The pass is already linked to our first tip for January 25, 2017. How do I go about ordering/customizing my new AP band?

    • Unfortunately you can’t order your first AP MagicBand until after you use your AP at least once at Disney World. You would order it from the My Cards & MagicBands section of the website.

  13. Do all AP receive a MagicSlider? If so, at what point? We became AP October 2016 and have yet to receive them if we were supposed to.

    • Yes, they come in the box with your AP MagicBand order. Make sure you place your free order for MagicBands on the My Disney Experience website (which you can only do after you’ve entered the parks at least once with your AP).

  14. First time being AP and will be heading down in March. Not sure if anyone knows the answer to this but will I still get the complimentary magicband and slider mailed to me if I live in Canada — because I never get my resort magicband mailed prior and always have to pick it up at the front desk :/

  15. Does the Passholder slider entitle you to free parking and dining and shopping discounts or do you still have to carry your card?

  16. I renewed our AP’s in February (they expire in March), requested new bands and just received them however it stated the sliders would be shipped in June! Not too sure what the problem is. Can’t believe they would be that backordered.

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