CURRENT ANTICIPATED PROCESSING TIME:
Processing time for all orders prior to shipment for July 2018 is 5 to 7 business days. This does not include holidays or weekends. This is an estimation only, as processing time fluctuates with order volume.
First Class (no tracking): $0.60
(opting out of tracking is done at your own risk)
First Class with Tracking: $2.66
Priority Mail with Tracking: $6.55
(recommended if your trip is in less than 2 weeks)
First Class International: $1.20 (no tracking)
Disney Resort Delivery:
Tracking recommended for resort delivery. There are now fees involved with receiving mail at all Disney Resorts. Click here for more info.
Please continue below for complete FAQs about processing and shipping.
Detailed shipping information:
• Processing time – All Orders
• Billing and Shipping addresses
• Payment via Paypal
• Can you get my order to me on time?
• Upgraded Priority Mail
• First Class Shipping details
• International Shipping
• Can you ship to my hotel or resort?
• I have not received my order.
• RETURNS: My order arrived late and I do not need it.
Processing time is the time it takes to prepare your package for shipment, and fluctuates with order volume. Processing time can be longer during times of high order volume, such as peak vacation season, when an active sale or coupon is posted, or when new designs release. Please check the red text at the top of this page for a current estimate of processing time.
I ship packages on average 3 to 4 times per week, Monday through Friday, unless a holiday falls on one of those days. I typically do not ship on holidays or weekends.
If you have placed multiple orders and would like to combine shipping, please send me an email! I’m happy to refund double shipping costs and combine orders into one shipment. However, I do not always see that a guest has placed more than one order, and I also do not see notes added to an order until that order is printed and ready to be processed. If you place a second order and leave a note “Please ship with previous order” I may not see that until AFTER your first order has shipped! Orders with upgraded shipping are processed first, and orders with standard shipping are processed in the order which they are received.
During checkout, there is a field for your Billing Address (attached to the payment method used when you pay via Paypal), and there is also a field for a Shipping Address if it differs from your Billing Address; i.e. shipping to a hotel or resort, to a friend, to a client, etc.
Please provide the correct shipping address during checkout here on THIS WEBSITE, not on Paypal. It is not uncommon for guests to use a family member’s Paypal account, a Paypal account attached to a business, or for travel agents to place an order for one of their guests. It’s also common for someone to move and forget to update their profile information on Paypal. For this reason, the address you have on file with Paypal will be disregarded, and I will always default to the shipping information provided during checkout here. If you select Priority Mail, your shipping label will be generated via Paypal, but I will still cross-check your address with the one provided on my website.
Please click this image below for a preview of how the shopping cart page should be filled out. If you are ordering on a mobile device, all fields will be oriented in-line vertically rather than a 2-column layout.
After filling in your billing and shipping information, click the ‘Proceed to Paypal’ button to submit your order and complete payment. You will temporarily exit my website and complete payment via Paypal using the payment method of your choice. Once payment is complete, you will see a payment confirmation page and be redirected back to my website.
You do not need to be a registered Paypal user to submit payment. Click here for information on using Paypal without registering for a Paypal account. I highly recommend you consider opening a Paypal account if you do not already have one. Paypal allows you to pay at thousands of shops online while keeping your financial information safe and secure, instead of entering your credit card number at every shop you visit. Paypal also has buyer and seller protection. As a Paypal merchant, I DO NOT see any of your financial information, I only see your name, address, and email. Pretty cool, eh?
If payment information is not received within 20 minutes, your shopping cart is considered abandoned and your order will automatically cancel.
You should receive TWO emails when you successfully submit an order. If you have not received an order confirmation from my website and ALSO a payment confirmation email from Paypal, your order is not complete. Please check all spam and other email filters if you can’t find your order email from My Fantasy Bands. Your order confirmation emails will come from wordpress(AT)myfantasybands.com or myfantasybands(AT)gmail.com.
I will do my very best! Please remember that I am not a big corporation with an army of workers in distribution centers around the country fulfilling orders. I am one person, supplying a huge number of Disney vacationers with decals for their MagicBands. With that said, I will do everything I can to get your order to you in a timely manner.
Sometimes USPS loses or mishandles mail. If it becomes clear that an order has been lost, I will gladly re-ship.
Evenings and weekends are family time. I’m a work-from-home Mom, so “regular business hours” don’t really exist in my life! I try to devote weekday mornings to answering emails and processing orders. Like many parents who work from home, I wear a lot of different hats. When my kids get off the bus, my focus is on them. This means that I choose not to be at my desk in the afternoons or evenings. I hope you can be respectful of that choice.
If your trip is less than 30 days away, please leave a note during checkout with the date you are leaving so I’m aware of your travel dates when processing your order. During times of high order volume, processing sometimes takes longer. Please check the top of this page for any updates processing time and potential shipping delays.
If your trip is less than 2 weeks away, please upgrade your shipping to Priority Mail, and leave a note during checkout with the date you are leaving for your trip.
You can also choose to have your order ship directly to your hotel or resort in Florida. This option is available during checkout.
If your trip is less than 1 week away, order at your own risk. On-time delivery is possible with Priority Mail, but not guaranteed.
If your vacation is in less than 2 weeks, Priority Mail is recommended! If your vacation is in less than 2 weeks and you choose a First Class shipping option, your order may not arrive on time. If your vacation is in less than 8 days, it is still possible for an order to reach you, but you are assuming the risk that your order may not arrive on time.
I do my very best to ship Priority mail orders as soon as possible, excluding weekends and holidays. However, as a rule of thumb, please plan on my current posted processing time to apply to your order. Check the red message at the top of this page for a current up-to-date projected processing time.
You will receive an email from PayPal with your tracking number when your shipping label is generated. This is NOT an indication that your order has shipped, simply that I have created a shipping label. You will receive an additional email from my website when your order has physically shipped. Tracking emails are sent to the email address that you have on file with Paypal.
Priority mail orders typically arrive in 2 to 4 business days from the shipment date. However, orders can take longer to arrive. US Postal delays are beyond my control, and for this reason I am not able to guarantee delivery dates. If it becomes clear that an order has been lost in the mail or a shipment will not arrive by the date needed, I will refund your order minus shipping costs.
Flat Rate Priority Mail is $5.95, and includes insurance up to $50.00, tracking and delivery confirmation.
All orders ship to the address you provide via the My Fantasy Bands website. Paypal is my payment portal only, and I will always default to the address provided during checkout here.
Orders shipped with a First Class stamp do not include tracking or insurance. These orders ship in a standard #10 business envelope with a good old-fashioned First Class stamp!
Orders shipped via First Class with tracking ship in a flat mailer. The addition of tracking does not speed up delivery process, it simply allows you to track your order. If you paid for tracking, you will receive an email from PayPal with your tracking number when your shipping label is generated. This is NOT an indication that your order has shipped, simply that I have created a shipping label. You will receive an additional email from my website when your order has physically shipped. Tracking emails are sent to the email address that you have on file with Paypal.
Once shipped, orders within the lower 48 states generally arrive within a week, but can take longer. If your order has not arrived within 2 weeks of the shipment date, please contact me.
International orders ship via USPS First Class International mail, with a First Class International STAMP (no tracking). Delivery time can take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to arrive from shipment date, but this is only an estimate. Mail processing through customs varies by country, can be unpredictable, and USPS does not guarantee ANY delivery dates or times for international shipping.
Please contact me if you have not received your order within 30 days of shipment.
Many International customers choose to have their orders shipped directly to their hotel or resort in Florida.
Yes. Please note that Disney is now charging a $5 handling and delivery fee for ALL mail and packages received by guests from UPS, Fedex, DHL, USPS, and other parcel carriers.
This fee is your responsibility, and will be charged to your room regardless of package size … even an envelope. This fee does not apply to Disney’s own delivery services, such as when you purchase something in one of the parks and request that it be sent to your resort for pickup. This fee is for packages and mail coming from other destinations. I have heard that there are exceptions, such as guests who order items from a grocery delivery service, and large item rentals such as strollers and wheelchairs.
If you still wish to have your order shipped to your resort, please leave a note during checkout with the following information. Tracking is recommended for resort delivery:
- Resort name
- Name your reservation is under
- Check-in date.
Recent changes in Disney mail delivery:
In 2017 I noticed a change in the status of packages with tracking headed to Disney Resorts. In previous years, USPS has delivered all mail directly to each resort, as addressed. Starting in the latter half of 2017, I began to notice that tracking of packages reflected a “Delivered, To Agent” status, while previously orders were showing simply “Delivered” with an indication of location, such as “front desk.” After doing some poking around and inquiring of some long-time customers and also Cast Member friends, I have deduced that Disney is now receiving all guest mail at a central location, then delivering it directly to guest rooms. Many of my long-time customers also started reporting a $5.00 charge on their room bill for receiving mail. Previously, this fee was only charged for packages coming via UPS, Fedex, and DHL, while mail coming via USPS did not have a fee attached. This is no longer the case. All mail now has this charge, regardless of size or weight. Yes, even an envelope.
From what I am hearing, Disney has seen a HUGE increase in the number of guests receiving mail at their resorts, from places like Amazon (2-day shipping, yo!), and also from small shops like mine. Many guests are taking advantage of shipping direct to resorts to cut down on the number of items they have to pack and carry with them when they travel, and also to order and ship last-minute vacation necessities. With this increase in mail volume, Disney has to allocate extra Cast Members to handle and deliver this mail, and no longer is offering this service for free.
To test my assumptions, I mailed myself a Priority Mail flat rate envelope, and ALSO a regular envelope with a First Class stamp, to my resort in December of 2017. Both items were in my room waiting for me when I checked in. Upon checking out, I requested an itemized invoice of my room charges. There were indeed two $5 charges for package delivery.
If you are not staying at a Disney resort, check with your off-property resort or hotel for their mail procedures. Any mail handling fees charged by your hotel are your responsibility.
Please check with your rental agency or vacation rental owner for mail procedures. Orders shipped to a residential vacation rental have occasionally been returned to me because the mail man knows this home is a vacation rental and assumes the package is mis-addressed. It may be best to ship packages to a rental agency office, or to a local post office for “General Delivery” rather than shipping to a vacation rental home.
Please check the status of your order by logging into your Account page. Order confirmation emails are automatically sent out when payment for an order is received, as well as when an order is completed and shipped. Be sure to check all of your spam folders.
Fun fact: The United States Postal Service handled 154.2 BILLION pieces of mail last year! A huge chunk of that mail is generated by small businesses just like mine! By shopping with my small business, you’re not only helping out my family, but you’re helping out the USPS family as well!
With such a large number of packages and envelopes to deliver, shipping and delivery delays sometimes happen, and occasionally an order gets lost in the mail.
If you opted for First Class shipping, your delivery address is in the United States, and it has been two weeks since your order shipped, please contact me. I am happy to re-ship your order if it has become lost in the mail or otherwise mishandled by the postal service. International guests, please allow up to 4 weeks from the shipment date for your order to arrive.
If you selected Priority Mail as your shipping option and your package does not arrive in time for your vacation, please return your package to me at your earliest convenience (which may be after your vacation is over and you are back home). When I am in receipt of the returned package, I will issue a full refund for unused decals, purchase price minus shipping.
I’m so sorry that your order did not arrive in time for your vacation. I hope you had a magical time regardless! You can return any order in new and unused condition for a full refund of the purchase price, minus shipping costs. Please contact me for return instructions. Your refund will be issued when I am in receipt of the returned package and have verified that your decals are new and unused.