• On Apr 22, 2017
    Bart from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My and my family are comeing to Disney in June for the first time . I want to now how do u active the magic bands . Are plane lands at 9.30am but check in is at 3pm and we want to go to the park? I now the bands are the tickets . How do we make them work.

    Hey there, Bart!

    I'm thrilled to hEAR you'll be visiting the most magical place on earth this summer! I'm also looking forward to a visit in June and just personalized my MagicBands so it's definitely starting to feel real. These handy wristbands are not only your theme park tickets and link to your FastPass + reservations, but your way on to Disney's Magical Express (the free transportation offered from the Orlando Airport to all Walt Disney World Resort hotels), your room key, your credit card (if you decide to use it for charges at the dining and shopping locations at the Walt Disney World Resort) and a way to connect you to your Disney PhotoPass photos! The RF (Radio Frequency) technology is pretty amazing!

    Your MagicBands become linked in My Disney Experience so when you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort you can go straight to whichever theme park you have planned to visit as your MagicBands will be activated once you tap your Mickey to the Mickey on the touch point. Easy peasy! We usually arrive prior to check-in so we stop by our Disney Resort hotel and leave our carry-on luggage with Bell Services and swing by the Front Desk to complete our check-in as we like to take advantage of the Online Check-in prior to our arrival. We love the convenience of receiving a text message when our room is ready so we know where to go once we are finished with our first day of fun! 

    June will be here before you know it, Bert! Please write back if you have any other questions! 

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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