• On Jan 13, 2017
    Melanie from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello from Michigan! My husband and I are bringing our boys to Disney for the first time in April, and would like to visit a park the day we arrive but before we check in to our resort. Will our MagicBands be fully active before checking in?

    Hello Melanie from Michigan!

    New York says hello and thank you for asking the Disney Parks Moms Panel your question! April is a wonderful month to have a first visit to Walt Disney World.

    As long as you are not on the Disney Dining Plan, you will be able to head straight to a park and begin your vacation. You will need to plan your first FastPass+ at least three hours after you land. If you are planning on using Disney's Magical Express, it will make a stop at your resort where you can change to transportation to a park.

    If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, you will need to visit the front desk of your resort to activate your MagicBand so that your meals work.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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