• On Feb 14, 2019
    Tammara from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our check-in day is on a Friday and we want to head to the parks ASAP. Whats the earliest we can go to the parks on check-in day. I know the room won't be ready but can we still go to the parks early. Will our magic bands be working that early?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Tammara!

    I definitely know what it's like to want to soak up as much Disney as you possibly can while you're on vacation. I often plan early arrivals and late departures just like you so I can get the most out of my time and my theme park tickets! I'm pleased to say that, on your check-in day, you're free to head straight to your favorite theme park as soon as you want to. Your MagicBand should already be active and ready to go when you receive it in the mail, so you can use it right away. Make sure you pack it in your carry-on luggage or wear it when you travel so you have it with you when you get there. Since we're talking about luggage, if you have any heavy bags or carry-ons that you don't want to carry with you, you can check them with Bell Services at your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and pick them back up when you come back for the day. 

    I have another great tip for you if you're planning on heading straight to the theme parks when you get there: check-in to your Resort Hotel online using the My Disney Experience app before you even arrive. That way, you can opt-in to text message alerts about the status of your room so you can know the minute it's ready for you. You can bypass the Front Desk and just use your MagicBand or your phone to access your room. It's just like magic!

    Let me know if you have any more questions, Tammara!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-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 Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney 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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