Pluto Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On Mar 13, 2022
    Diana from nsw 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 bought the hotel and parks package and ordered the magic bands that arrive at the hotel. but the first day we check in the afternoon hours after going to the park, because we arrive directly at the park in the morning how can I pick up my Magic Bands

    Hiya Diana!

    Thank you so much for sending us your question, and welcome to planDisney, the most magical place on the internet! Can you believe that you will be soaking in all the magic at the Walt Disney World Resort in just a couple of months? I know it might feel like worlds away, but your Disney vacation will be here so soon! In the meantime, you can get excited about all the unique offerings you will be able to experience for the World's Most Magical Celebration and the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival!

    I love that you plan to head directly to the parks upon your arrival - we have the same priorities. The most convenient way to use your park tickets would most likely be not to use your MagicBands on your first day. But do not worry - this does not mean that you will not be able to use them during your trip! There are two ways to use your tickets without stopping by your resort so you can spend as much time in the parks. First, you could download the My Disney Experience mobile app and log into your account upon arrival. Since your ticket and reservations will be linked to your account, you will have the option to download your theme park ticket into your digital wallet (if you have an iPhone, Apple Watch, or Google-pay enabled smartphone). To do so, click on the three lines at the bottom right of your screen, click on "Disney MagicMobile," and you will be able to use your smartphone to get into the parks! Second, if you do not have access to this option, you can simply stop by the ticketing window at the main entrance of any park to pick up your tickets. When you do check-in at your resort, you will be able to start using your MagicBands without any issues!

    Now, let's talk about the fun things you will be able to experience on your upcoming vacation! My biggest recommendation would be to visit the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. Not only is the view of EPCOT in full bloom absolutely breathtaking, but you will have the opportunity to try out so many unique treats and even participate in special limited-time activities. For example, Spike's Pollen-Nation Exploration scavenger hunt takes you around the World Showcase to look for Spike The Bee. Once you have completed your map, which you can purchase at a merchandise location, you will receive a complimentary souvenir! I also highly recommend trying out the different culinary booths available. The Corn on the Cob from Flavor Full Kitchen is a must-try in my book!

    I hope this was helpful, Diana, and that you and your family will have the best day ever on your upcoming Disney vacation. If you have any other questions in the time leading up to your visit, don't hesitate to reach out. You're as welcome as can be!

    Have a magical day, 

    Ariane
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Meet the Panelist: Ariane, Quebec

Hello humans! My name is Ariane and I am a French-speaking Walt Disney World Resort lover from Montreal, Canada! Since the cold does bother me (sorry Elsa!), the Walt Disney World Resort has become my second home. If you need any help planning the most magical vacation from Canada or finding the most Instagrammable spots and treats, I'm your gal! I cannot wait to help you chase the wind and touch the sky on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Ariane

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