• On Feb 17, 2017
    Tracey Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm new to Magic Bands as I haven't visited WDW since 2012. I will be staying at a DVC villa at the Beach Club. I live in Australia and I believe that things work a little differently for international guests. Can you explain what I should expect?

    Hi Tracey,

    You must be so excited about your upcoming trip to Disney's Beach Club Villas which remains one of my family’s favorite places to stay. I am happy to confirm that you will be provided a complimentary Magic Band during your stay, which will act as your room key and allow easy and convenience access to your Theme Park tickets and FastPasses when visiting the Theme Parks. The only unique feature for international Guests is that Disney does not currently mail Magic Bands outside the United States. Instead, you will simply pick up your Magic Band at Resort Check-In.

    If you have not already done so, you will want to create individual My Disney Experience accounts for each member of your party. Then you can “link” your Beach Club Villa reservation using the reservation confirmation number provided to you when you booked your stay. At this point you will then be able to personalize your complimentary Magic Bands in advance of your stay.

    Don’t forget that Advance Dining Reservations can be made 180 days prior to check-in at your Disney Resort hotel for the duration of your stay (for up to 10 days). Also, as a Disney Resort hotel Guest you can start making FastPass+ selections 60 days in advance. Just remember that you will first need to purchase and link your Theme Park tickets to your My Disney Experience accounts. I highly recommend that you download the handy My Disney Experience mobile app which allows you book and keep track of all of your FastPass and dining reservations while on the go.

    Wishing you a most magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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