Mom and daughter on Dumbo
  • On Oct 9, 2019
    June from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If we go straight to the park from the airport and don't check in to our resort until later, is there a protocol to have our bands work?

    Hi there, June! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop back by and ask another wonderful Walt Disney World Resort vacation question!

    Whenever you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort, it's tough to wait for a second longer to experience all of the magic it has to offer! My family and I have gone directly to the theme parks after arriving on many occasions due to our own excitement as well! 

    Using MagicBands actually makes this process incredibly easy! There are just a few things you will want to double-check prior to your arrival, though. First, you will want to make sure your park tickets have been added to your My Disney Experience account. If they have not, you can do so by visiting the Link Reservations and Purchases web page. Once this is done, you will want to make sure that your MagicBands are listed on your My Disney Experience and activated for your visit. You can do this by clicking the "My MagicBands and Cards" tab under your My Disney Experience account. This will pull up all of your current and previous MagicBands. If you look at the underside of your MagicBand, you should be able to locate a serial number. This number should be listed under your MagicBands page and say "active". 

    Once you've taken care of these steps, you should have no problem entering the parks with your MagicBands! 

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful time visiting Walt Disney World Resort!

    ~Wyatt
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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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