• On Mar 2, 2021
    Nicole from ID Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband and I are coming in March. It is my dream! If we arrive without magic bands or magic cards what is our first step so we make sure we're all set?

    Hi Nicole, and welcome to planDisney! How exciting that your dream is about to become a reality. You must feel like Rapunzel the very first time she stepped out of her tower and journeyed to see the floating lanterns. 

    One of the most convenient features of a Walt Disney World vacation is the online check-in process. Be sure to complete this in your My Disney Experience account before arrival. I'm already "checked in" for my April stay at Disney's Pop Century Resort! If you have any room requests like "Ground Floor" or "Near Elevator" this is the place to make them. Even without a MagicBand you can initially bypass the front desk and go directly to your resort room by using the unlock door feature in the My Disney Experience Mobile App

    At some point, once you are settled in, you'll need to visit the front desk of your resort to pick up Key to the World Cards which will serve as your theme park admission tickets and resort room keys. If you have linked a credit or debit card in My Disney Experience, you can also charge purchases to your room by scanning this card. 

    Nicole, I am so happy that you and your husband are about to embark on this exciting adventure. March is a wonderful time to visit Florida; the sunny weather is Olaf-approved, and signs of spring are everywhere. Plan to spend some time exploring the topiaries and food booths at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Check out this Disney Parks Blog post detailing the sweet and savory selections offered throughout World Showcase. YUM! 

    Thanks for stopping by, and if there is anything else we can do before your journey begins, come see us again. Now go, live your dream!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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