Check in at Disney's Art of Animation
  • On Sep 20, 2022
    Barbara from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I booked a stay at AoA and received my magic bands. If I switch to the Swan , do I need to do anything special? I know the bands don’t work at the Swan for room charges and key.

    Hi Barbara,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for your question! 

    Glad to hear that you already have your MagicBand+ linked to your My Disney Experience mobile app! If you decide to cancel your reservation at Disney’s Art of Animation hotel and book at the Walt Disney World Swan, that’s completely okay and there’s nothing further you’ll need to do with your MagicBand+. You’ll simply want to cancel the reservation, then that reservation will be removed from your MagicBand+, and you'll book the next hotel. As you noted, you won’t need MagicBand+ for your new hotel. 

    When your Art of Animation reservation is removed from your Bands, you’ll still be able to use it for Theme Park entry, fun interactions in the Theme Parks, payment in the Theme Parks, and Lightning Lane entry! Keep in mind that any of your dining reservations will also still be on your My Disney Experience account, so you can use MagicBand+ to scan in at the check-in desk as well.

    I hope this “Bit By Bryanna” is helpful as you decide which hotel is best for your trip (both are amazing options!). If you have any other planning or vacation questions, please feel free to reach out, I’m always happy to help!

    The Magic Is Calling,

    Bryanna
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Welcome to planDisney! My name is Bryanna and I am a "Disney-lifer". I have traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort since my toddler years and I have not been able to get enough of the magic. Whether we are at the one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks or a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, it is a way to escape every day life. I have planned many family vacations and now it is my turn to help you. Through my experienced lens, I take joy in being a part of your magical journey! Learn More About Bryanna

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