• On Jun 18, 2018
    Rachel from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are arriving on October 15. Should we go to hotel (Port Orleans) first or directly to Hollywood Studios. Will our magic bands work if we go straight to park? Thank you Rachel

    Hi Rachel,

    I'm so excited for you, as I love planning a fall visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! Between Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, lots of gorgeous fall decorations, and milder temperatures, it's a wonderful time of year for a vacation to the most magical place on earth!

    I'd encourage you to check in online ahead of time. That will allow you the flexibility to go wherever you'd like to go when you first arrive! If you're flying in and using Disney's Magical Express, you'll catch a bus directly to Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter or Riverside, and then from there, you may feel free to leave any bags that you won't need with Bell Services and catch a bus directly to Disney's Hollywood Studios. If you're driving your own vehicle, you'll be able to go straight to the park. If you've checked-in online, your MagicBands will be active, and you may even set your account up to automagically notify you via text and/or email when your room is ready!

    I'm excited to hear that you'll be visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios as the all new Toy Story Land will be open when you visit. You won't want to miss feeling like a toy in Andy's backyard and playing in this all new land!

    Thanks for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rachel, and have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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