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  • On May 17, 2014
    Lisa from SC 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.

    If I have completed online check-in, do we have to check-in at our resort before magic bands work at a park? We were wanting to make rope drop and spend the morning in MK before going to our resort, but didn't know if they had to be "activated" a

    Hi Lisa!

    There are really two different answers to your question, based on how you plan to use your MagicBands. Your park tickets linked through My Disney Experience will be loaded onto your MagicBands and ready to use at the parks. However, if you're using the Disney Dining Plan or want to have charging privileges, you'll need to check in at your resort first before heading to the parks. So while your MagicBands are activated for theme park admission, they are not completely functional until you complete resort check in. 

    I hope this helps, Lisa. Please come back and see us again real soon.

    Have a Disney day,
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New York

I'm a military wife and mom to two little ones who is either on a Walt Disney World vacation or planning our next one!  Learn More About Ashley

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