• On Mar 29, 2017
    Christina from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I would like to use the EMH at AK but my resort is far away from AK. Do I have to check into my hotel to use the AM EMH if I have a magic band or can I go straight to AK?

    Dear Christina,

    Thanks for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question!

    Extra Magic Hours are one of my absolute favorite perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, so I don't blame you for wanting to take full advantage of them!

    The good news is that yes, you can certainly use your MagicBand right away, even without stopping by your Walt Disney World Resort hotel first. I would advise you to do the online resort check-in process up to 60 days in advance. If you are driving, you can go straight from the airport to Disney's Animal Kingdom. If you are using Disney's Magical Express, your checked bags will be whisked to your room even if you are not there, so you don't have to worry about your luggage at all. Once you arrive at your hotel from the airport, you can hop on Disney transportation straight to Disney's Animal Kingdom!

    Hope that helps you in your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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