Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jan 1, 2018
    Kim from RI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We arrive on April 13th about 9:10 am, check-in is at 3 at our resort. Can we still go to parks and use magic bands before check in?

    Hi there, Kim!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question!  The answer is absolutely YES.  One of the things I love most about my Disney vacation is being able to get to my Disney Resort hotel as early as I'd like on my day of arrival.  Why?  Because my Disney adventure begins the moment I step foot on Walt Disney World property.  I know that I can check-in and store my luggage with Bell Services and be on my way to the parks, name it.  If, however, you do not want to stop at your resort first, you can absolutely head straight to the parks with your MagicBands and enjoy.  If you choose this option, be sure to do online check-in prior to your trip.  This way you can sign up for a text message that will alert you when your room is ready.  The text message will provide you with your room location, so there will be no reason to stop at the front desk.  Enjoy your exciting vacation!

    Magically yours in 2018,

    Jacqui C. 

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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