• On Oct 6, 2014
    Karyn from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family and I will be going to WDW in Dec. We are staying at the Dolphin and the hotel reservation is linked to our account. I don't see an option to cutomize our magic bands. Do I need to call to do that or is it not available for our reservation yet?

    Hi Karyn,

    How exciting to be vacationing at Walt Disney World in December! Not only are the theme parks decked out for the holidays, the Resort hotels also shine with the holiday spirit. You will be staying in a great location to do what I like to call a "hotel tour" where you sightsee all of hotels that are located nearby. If you have opportunity on your trip you should visit the Boardwalk, Beach Club, and Yacht Club and see their holiday happenings. Be careful though, some of the adornments are edible!

    The Swan and Dolphin are not Disney-owned hotels and while they are on Disney property and afford many of the same benefits that Disney Resort hotels do, receiving free MagicBands is not one of the things offered to Guests staying at these hotels. If you wish, you may purchase MagicBands separately to use for park entry and at the FastPass+ entrances. However the Swan and Dolphin's hotel room doors aren't equipped with the MyMagic+ technology so you will not be able to use a MagicBand to open your hotel door nor be eligible for the touch to pay service.

    I have stayed at the Swan and Dolphin twice for business conferences and had an amazing time! Despite fewer perks offered by this hotel as opposed to Disney-owned Resort hotels, there are certainly some wonderful benefits. One of my favorite things about these hotels is their heavenly beds. My husband works in sleep medicine and said he wishes he could write a prescription for their beds.

    Thank you for your question and please let us know if you have any more vacation planning questions. We love to help!

    Brenda ºOº

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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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