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  • On Feb 24, 2020
    Lydia from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our flight arrives at 10pm. If we have our magic bands shipped to our home and utilize the online check in, can we go straight to our room when we arrive? Is there some activation needed at the front desk for the magic bands?

    Hi Lydia!

    No worries about your late arrival! The combination of MagicBands and Online Resort Check-in will have you in your resort room in no time at all.

    If you've completed Online Resort Check-In, you can skip the front desk completely and head right to your resort room. When your room is ready, you will receive a notification and/or text message with your room number and a link to a map of your resort. To unlock your room door, you can use your MagicBand or your smartphone as a room key. You can enable your phone to be used as a key in My Disney Experience and you must opt-in to use this feature.

    Your MagicBands will also function as your ticket to Disney's Magical Express if you plan on using this complimentary transportation service when you arrive at Orlando International Airport. Be sure to keep them in your carry-on luggage so they are easily accessible once you arrive.

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. Let us know if we can help with any additional details!

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