• On Apr 17, 2017
    Amy from MD 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.

    We have early reservations for Be Our Guest the morning of check in. Can we drive straight to Magic Kingdom or do we have to go to our hotel first to activate our magic bands? I will be using online check in when it is available in a few days.

    Bonjour Amy!

    What a magical way to begin your Walt Disney World vacation! Be Our Guest Restaurant is one of my family's favorite places to dine when visiting Magic Kingdom Park.  If you will be staying at a Disney Resort hotel and have already linked your tickets in My Disney Experience, you do not need to go to your resort first. You can head straight to Magic Kingdom Park on the day of your arrival. In fact, I have done this very same thing many times in the past, and my tickets were already loaded on my MagicBand since I had linked them in My Disney Experience. 

    I hope this information is helpful to you. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out again. Best wishes for a magical trip, Amy!

    Bon Appétit,
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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