• On May 2, 2016
    Megan from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do you have access to magic hours and magic bands if you stay at the holiday inn express across from Disney Springs?

    Hi Megan,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  The hotel mentioned in your question is not a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and would not qualify for the extra perks available to Resort Guests such as the Extra Magic Hours and the free MagicBand. You can however purchase the MagicBands via DisneyStore.com, Shop Parks App (available on your smartphone) or upon arrival at practically all shops within Walt Disney World Resort. Just so you know, if a guest is staying off site, MagicBands are not required at the theme parks as the ticket cards would serve the same purpose.

    Did you know?:  There are special offers available right now for future stays. Staying at a Disney Resort comes with lots of benefits. One of my favorites are the Extra Magic Hours where Guests can enjoy the parks before they open to the general public and after they close to the general public. Additionally, Disney Resort Guests can make their FastPass+ selections up to 60 days before check-in when you have a Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation!  Be sure to download your My Disney Experience App for your smart phone! 

    It has been a pleasure assisting you! Please feel free to send in any other questions you may have.

    Happy Planning! 

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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I have experienced the Disney Parks as a child, teenager, newlywed and now a mom of three. Whether it is planning your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or your 100th trip, I would love to share my wonderful memories and planning tips with you! Learn More About Yael

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