• On Oct 22, 2017
    Page from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    If my online check-in is complete ("you're all set" in my res info), will our magic bands be active so we can head directly to a park on arrival that day, or must we stop by our hotel first?

    Hi Page,

    It sounds like you have a touring style just like mine, in wanting to hit the ground running, soaking up every moment of Disney magic during your vacation. I definitely don't blame you!

    Page, I am happy to confirm that if you have completed Online Check-In for your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you should be all set to head directly to one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks upon arrival without having to first check-in at your hotel.

    After making your Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation or Magic Your Way Vacation Package, you should ensure that your reservation is linked to your My Disney Experience account. If you have a room-only reservation, you will also need to ensure that you have valid Theme Park Ticket media associated with your My Disney Experience account. At that point, you will be able to order and customize your MagicBands, which will be mailed to you shortly before your vacation begins.

    As you have completed Online Check-In, once your arrival day comes, your MagicBand should be fully activated, allowing you to access any ticket media associated with your My Disney Experience account, as well as any Dining Dining Plan or Extra Magic Hour eligibility associated with your Resort reservation.

    Page, I hope this information is helpful. Should you have any other questions, please send them our way; we are here to help and want you to have a wonderful upcoming Disney 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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