• On Oct 29, 2018
    Elizabeth from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If I do online checkin for my Pop Century room, can I enter my room with an older Magic Band? and then pick up my new one at the front desk a little bit later on? This is my first resort stay but I have an AP magic band.

    Hi Elizabeth,

    I'm SO excited to hear that you'll be staying at a Disney Resort hotel for the very first time! I think you'll love being able to stay right in the middle of the magic, plus you'll enjoy all sorts of wonderful perks including complimentary transportation, Extra Magic Hours, and the ability to make your FastPass+ selections even earlier.

    I'm happy to let you know that since MagicBands are reusable, you should be able to use the one you received as an Annual Passholder to enter your Disney's Pop Century Resort hotel room. There is no data stored on the MagicBands themselves, so whichever one you use will simply access the information in your My Disney Experience account. There are two reasons your MagicBand might not work, though. First, the batteries in the MagicBands are expected to last around two years, so you'll want to make sure yours isn't too old, and second, you'll want to make sure that your MagicBand is marked as "Active" within your My Disney Experience account. Did you know that when you customize your MagicBand at least 11 days prior to your vacation, you'll actually receive them in the mail before your vacation begins? You might not even need to visit the front desk at all!

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Elizabeth, and please let us know if you have any other questions as you're planning your trip. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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