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  • On Nov 18, 2019
    Elizabeth from AB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    hi, i'm going to Disney world for my first time in January. i am staying on site and i was wondering if i can do online check in and still pick up my magic bands when i get to my hotel, because im from Canada they do not ship them to us .

    Hi Elizabeth!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Yes, you can do both!  I am in the same situation as you (as an International Guest - I am from the UK) and have my MagicBands delivered to my Disney Resort hotel.  We can also choose to select online check-in, or check-in at the Front Desk when we arrive.  We do have to report to the Front Desk to collect our MagicBand order, and in my experience it has never been a lengthy process to check-in at the Front Desk, but it's your choice how you check-in.  Online check-in gives you the opportunity to make a general room location request, and when your room is ready you should receive notification, and details of your room number, but before heading to your room, you will need to collect your MagicBand which also acts as a room key.  Normal check-in time is 3.00pm, but if you are intending to arrive early and spend some time at the parks before you have access to your room, you can leave your luggage with Bell Services at your Disney Resort hotel, where it will be stored safely and securely for you until you need it.  

    I am very excited to see that this will be your first visit to Walt Disney World Resort.  Please come back and visit us if you have any questions at all.  You might like to watch these planning videos, and remember we have an extensive Disney Parks Moms Panel Video Library full of really useful tips and information from my fellow Panelists, to help with all aspects of your planning.  I am sure we can help to make this the most magical of visits for you! 

    Sue
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

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