• On Feb 18, 2017
    Ashley from TN 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.

    Does the Magic Band allow my family into the park during morning Magic Hours if we have not checked in to the hotel? I want to book 3 days in a Disney Resort, but we want to spend the morning in the park before the standard check in time on the first day.

    Hello Ashley,

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I really like your question because it gives me the opportunity to emphasize just how great and convenient MagicBands are.

    On our last visit we went straight to Disney’s Animal Kingdom upon arrival. We just made sure our MagicBands were with us and that they were linked to My Disney Experience along with theme park tickets. In addition, we made sure to check-in online to our Disney Resort hotel before our arrival. This can be done 60 days in advance, and it really made our lives easier. Among other preferences, we also chose the option to be notified via text message when our room was ready. Since the MagicBand is also the room key, all we had to do upon arriving at the hotel at night was go straight to our room. We did not have to stop by the Front Desk. It was really simple and hassle free.

    One final tip: please make sure every member of your party has their MagicBand with them upon arrival. Do not put them in your checked luggage, keep them with you at all times.

    I really hope this helps you while planning. Please stop by the Disney Parks Moms Panel soon with more questions.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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