• On Jan 23, 2018
    Melody from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! My family and I are staying at the Disney Beach Club hotel in May and was wondering what planning should we do in advance? I read a lot about Magic Bands - will we receive these in advance and do we need to book fast passes using these?

    Hi Melody, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your wonderful vacation is just a few months away. This is the exciting part of planning a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Now is a good time to make any advanced dining reservations that you will need during your stay if you have not done so already. You can make those dining reservations online or call (407) 939-5277.

    You will make your FastPass+ selections online or with the My Disney Experience app. Since you are Resort Hotel guests, you have the luxury of making your selections 60 days in advance of your arrival with paid theme park admissions. You can make your selections for the entire length of your stay. Have your list of must-do attractions ready to go at 7:00 A.M. on your selection day. Don’t worry if some of your favorite rides and attractions are not available. There could be cancellations closer to your trip and you can always modify your selections.

    Resort Hotel guests will also receive complimentary MagicBands. You can customize your bands in My Disney Experience by selecting the “MagicBands and Cards” tab. You will see that you have MagicBands to customize and how long you have to make changes to your order. You can choose from eight colors available for each person in your travel party. Your MagicBands will ship to you in plenty of time before your departure.You will enjoy the freedom of using your them throughout your magical vacation as you enter the parks and redeem your FastPass+ selections. If you have any other questions, feel free to stop by and visit us again.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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