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  • On Apr 15, 2019
    Donna from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family of five is planning to stay off property for seven nights in January 2020 and our last two nights at Art of Animation. Will we get free magic bands because of our AOA stay, and can we use them before we actually check in at AOA?

    Hi there Donna!
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    As you have stated, you will receive complimentary MagicBands for your two-night stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort about two weeks before your check-in date at your Disney resort. Once your "magic mail" has arrived at your home, they will be activated and ready to use. Any theme park tickets and FastPass+ reservations that you have linked to your My Disney Experience account will be ready to use even while you are staying off property. You can also use your MagicBand to add your PhotoPass pictures to your My Disney Experience account, too.

    On the day that you check into your Walt Disney World resort room, you will then be able to use your MagicBand to unlock your resort room door and make purchases while you are on Disney property. Donna, you will also be able to use these MagicBands during future Disney vacations, as well. 

    Have the most magical time on your upcoming Disney vacation. Please visit with us again if you have more planning questions.

    Happy planning,
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