• On Sep 18, 2018
    Suzanne from victoria Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can we use our magic bands 9 days before we stay at WDW resort as we have a 10 day pass , staying off site 1st 10 days then at WDW Resort for last 5 days ?

    Hi Suzanne!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love MagicBands and all of the neat things they can do. I may even try to color coordinate them to my park outfits. And continue to wear them on the plane ride home.

    While Walt Disney World Resort guests do not have to stay at a Disney Resort Hotel to use a MagicBand, some of the magical things these bands can do are connected to an active Disney Resort Hotel Reservation and can only be unlocked on your check-in day.

    When staying off site, your MagicBand will be able to serve as your Disney Theme Park ticket, your FastPass+ reservation holder, and as a way to collect any Disney PhotoPass photos. MagicBands sometimes also unlock special surprises, so pay attention to any TV monitors you may see in attraction and ride queues. (Like when waiting to board Expedition Everest and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, or during the 'goodbye' room of "it's a small world".)

    MagicBands will be able to unlock your Disney Resort Hotel guest room door, charge food and souvinEARs back to your credit card on file, and access any Disney Dining Plan entitlements you may have once you check-in to your Disney Resort Hotel.

    I hope this helped, Suzanne, and We'll See You Real Soon!

    Bonus Tip: Be sure to keep up with the Disney Parks Blog to find out about any new attractions, shows, events, Character experiences and snack items that are introduced between now and your visit!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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