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  • On Oct 8, 2022
    Elisa from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Just booked a stay at Disney Swan for summer’23. I don’t see an option to pre-order magic bands on MDE. Am I too early? When will I be able to take advantage of the pre-arrival discount? Also going on DCL after DSW. Would my magic band work on board?

    Greetings, Elisa, and welcome back to planDisney, it’s great to be able to help you out again!

    Congratulations on booking the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel in combination with a cruise with Disney Cruise Line! You’ve come back to the right place because I am an avid Disney Vacations by Land and Sea fan and enjoy the Castaway Club member benefits as a platinum Guest! 

    The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel is one of my favourite hotels in the Disney BoardWalk area, conveniently located between EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and very close to the new Disney Skyliner transportation, which is an attraction all on its own. I recently enjoyed a solo trip as a Guest at the Swan and really enjoyed the close proximity to everything.

    Elisa, the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, while located on Walt Disney World Resort property, is not in the Disney Resorts Collection list of hotels which enable MagicBand or MagicBand+ device entitlements, or Guest Room charges from dining or purchases in the theme parks, which is sadly why you are not able to pre-purchase your MagicBand in your My Disney Experience planning area.

    During your Disney Cruise Line sailing, at this time, valid MagicBands or MagicBand+ devices are not able to be used to access entitlements onboard. What you can do is use the handy Disney Cruise Line Navigator App to manage your plans and access onboard dining menus, your dining rotation table number, daily activity schedules, entertainment and much more. The feature I love best is booking a future sailing with Disney Cruise Line’s Onboard Only Offer to enjoy savings and look forward to another cruise.

    The good news is that you are still able to purchase a MagicBand or MagicBand+ when you arrive and still be part of the story by linking your valid theme park tickets to your Disney account for access to the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, or you can create a Disney MagicMobile pass to access your theme park admission from your digital wallet on your mobile device, the choice is yours!

    Tips:
    Don’t forget to make your Disney Park Pass – Theme Park Reservations for each day of valid theme park admission in advance of your arrival!

    Check to see if you are eligible for the Quick-Service Dining Card during your stay.

    Elisa, thank you so much for your continued loyalty, if you have further questions please contact the Walt Disney World Resort – Help Center for assistance.

    Best Disney Wishes!
    Jacqueline

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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