• On Mar 8, 2016
    Brooke from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can we go directly to a park with our magic bands on our day of arrival or will we need to go to our resort and check-in first?

    Hello, Brooke!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with this great question. MagicBands make vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort so convenient!

    Yes, with your MagicBand on your wrist, you can head straight to a theme park on your day of arrival! There's no need to stop and check-in at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel first. Just make sure your theme park tickets and MagicBands are linked to your My Disney Experience account. Also, note that you can check-in online beginning 60 days before your arrival. Online check-in expedites and simplifies the check-in process. If you choose to check-in online, you will have the option to be notified via text message when your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room is ready. With this option, you can even bypass the Front Desk and head straight to your room; your MagicBands will serve as your room key.

    I hope this helps with your planning, Brooke! Please stop back and let me know if you have any other questions about your upcoming vacation. Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, Pennsylvania

I'm a wife, mom to three amazing girls (ages 10, 8 and 5) and lover of all-things-Disney! For our family of five, there is nothing more magical than a Walt Disney World Resort vacation (except, perhaps, the unforgettable memories that accompany those vacations!). I enjoy planning our Walt Disney World vacations almost as much as I love taking them, and I would love to share my tips and experiences with you so that you can get the most out of your next Walt Disney World vacation!  Learn More About Erin

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