Family checking in at Art of Animation
  • On Feb 11, 2020
    Marla from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We can't officially check in at our resort until 3:00pm, but I know about online check-in through the app. Our Magic Bands are supposed to be picked up at check-in. Will we be able to pick those up and head to the parks before 3pm?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Marla! With your trip to Walt Disney World Resort coming up tomorrow, I'm happy to walk you through how to pick up your MagicBands if you're planning on arriving before the official 3 p.m. check-in time. 

    When you arrive at your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you are welcome to begin the check-in process at the Front Desk even if you're a little bit early. Your room may not be ready yet but you can let them know that you're there and pick up your MagicBands at the same time. You can then enter the Theme Parks, access your Disney Dining Plan credits if you have them, and even make charges to your Resort Hotel room. When your room is ready, you'll receive a text as well as a notification from the My Disney Experience app letting you know your room number, and you can use your MagicBand or smartphone to unlock the door! 

    Did you know that it's possible to use multiple MagicBands during your vacation? If you have any that you've used before, check to see if they're still active in My Disney Experience and pack them along with you so you can do a few costume changes during the week! You'll also see a wide selection of MagicBands for sale in the Theme Parks, Resort Hotels, and at Disney Springs, and if you see one that you like you can purchase it and link it to your My Disney Experience account immediately so you can use it to access your admission, FastPass+ selections, or Resort Hotel room!

    Have a magical day, Marla!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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