• On Oct 31, 2017
    Karen from CO 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 are arriving at Disney and going to a water park our first day before checking into our hotel. Will checking in online activate our wrist bands so that we can make purchases at Typhoon Lagoon without actually having been to our hotel yet?

    Cowabunga, Karen! Welcome back!

    Starting your magical vacation off with a splash-tastic day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is a totally tubular plan. You can also head straight there upon arrival without checking into your Walt Disney World® Resort hotel first, here's how:

    • 60 days prior to your arrival you may begin the Online Check-In process through your My Disney Experience Account on the Walt Disney World® Resort website. 

    • While completing online check-in you'll have the option of linking a credit card to your account and MagicBand to cover your incidentals. As long as a valid credit card is "linked" to your account, you are all set to begin enjoying your day. 

    The best part, with online check-in, you'll have the option of being notified via text message and email when your Resort hotel room is ready for you. This makes enjoying your time at Typhoon Lagoon stress-free from wondering about your room. 

    While you're there, don't forget to try Miss Adventure Falls, Typhoon Lagoon's newest family-friendly raft ride. What's cool about this attraction is being able to ride the raft up the conveyor belt - my children loved that part. Another tip: as a guest of a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel, you're entitled to free towel rentals with just a scan of your valid MagicBand. 

    I hope you enjoy your day in this tropical paradise, Karen! Please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions you may have as you continue planning. I am here to help! 

    Grab Shell!

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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