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  • On Jul 28, 2022
    Irma from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will magic bands work to unlock rooms at The Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Disney Springs ? It’s set to open 10/27 and haven’t found much details

    Hi Irma! Welcome to planDisney. We’re so glad you’re here!

    If you ask me, it's always a good time to visit Walt Disney World! But, I must say, you have picked an incredible time to experience the magic. Not only will you get the enjoy Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration, but you'll also have the opportunity to attend the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. From delicious cuisine from the outdoor kitchens to Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger hunt, there is something for the whole family during this festival! There are also some fantastic live performances scheduled as a part of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. You won't be able to stop those dancing feet from movin' and groovin', but who would want to?! So, check out the concert schedule on your My Disney Experience to ensure you don't miss out on the fun!

    How exciting to be staying at such a fabulous new resort, especially since you’ll be so close to the fantastic restaurants and shops at Disney Springs. Unfortunately, MagicBands can only be used to unlock rooms at Disney Resort Collection hotels, so it won’t work to enter your room at The Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista. While I know this may not be the news you were hoping for, there are still so many ways to enjoy your MagicBand, especially if you decide to purchase the brand new MagicBand+!

    I had a chance to preview this fantastic new offering at an event earlier this year, and I can tell you that it truly is as cool as it sounds! There are so many fabulous ways that MagicBand+ will enhance your day at Walt Disney World, like how it vibrates and lights up in sync with nighttime spectaculars Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom Park and Harmonious at EPCOT. Who would have thought there would be a way to make these incredible shows even MORE magical? Not me! Perhaps my favorite part is how you’ll get be able to interact with the awesome golden sculptures of the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection. When you spot one of these gorgeous sculptures, all you need to do is wave your MagicBand+ around, and you’ll hear a message from your favorite Disney characters! How cool is that? You can purchase your MagicBand+ ahead of your visit on, or you can pick one up in one of the many fabulous shops around Walt Disney World.

    Irma, it is such a special time to be visiting Walt Disney World, and you really can feel the magic in the air from the moment you arrive. So, make sure to take a moment to look around and take it all in. These are memories that will last a lifetime!

    Have a magical day!
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