Between the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the start of the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and the arrival of Extra, Extra Magic Hours at various parks, August 29th was a big day for many park fans, but there was a small subset of people who were there for mainly one and one thing only: the coveted Simba Annual Passholder magnet.
Normally these go quickly, with guests forming long lines to obtain their magnets, but given the recent development of Hurricane Dorian, many had to cancel their plans to make it out to the parks in an effort to stay safe or secure their homes. The magnets have since seemingly “sold out”, but Discovery Trading Co. is offering guests an alternate way to obtain their Passholder magnets.
If you head on over to Discovery Trading Co., there are now Cast Members on stand-by with iPads to scan guests’ MagicBands and send each Passholder a magnet via mail. They ask to confirm your address to make sure it matches up with the one on your My Disney Experience profile, and then you’re all set to receive your magnet magic mail within a few weeks.
Do note that this offer is only valid until they actually run out of magnets again, but if you’re in the park, don’t lose hope on possibly securing a magnet. Cast Members Animal Kingdom have stated that they’ll continue offering mailed magnets through tomorrow, if not longer if the program gets extended. This is still not the best solution for those who aren’t able to make it down to the parks at all, but it’s a great option for those who postponed and will be making it in to the parks in the next few days.
Big thanks to Erin of @disneyrebelprincess on Instagram for the tip!