• On Feb 15, 2021
    Danielle from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My party will be staying at Dolphin, 2 rooms, during our visit. I am managing plans for us. Do I need to order magic bands through shopDisney? Not sure if we will need them, but it's my mom's first visit since 1975 so I thought she might like it.

    You’re as welcome as can be at planDisney, Danielle! 

    It’s always such a delight when you stop by with a question for us! 

    Three chEARs for bringing your sweet mama back to The Most Magical Place on Earth! I love vacations at Walt Disney World Resort with my mom; nothing beats seeing her face light up when she rides Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT and it’s a reminder that no matter our age, we will forever be kids at hEARt!

    Staying at Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels is a great choice because these hotels are close to the Theme Parks and are family-friendly. I have a feeling you will love staying at Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel! The architecture has always been so interesting to me; it’s absolutely beautiful! With its proximity to Disney’s Boardwalk, it is one of my favorite Good Neighbor properties! I love being able to take a stroll to EPCOT

    I completely understand why you feel your mom would enjoy the convenience of having a MagicBand. They’re my favorite accessory to wear to the Parks. To be able to buy them themed to your favorite Disney movie or character, and even your favorite Park makes it so very magical! And they make Walt Disney World Resort vacations convenient because they can be used to enter the Theme Parks with valid admission, connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account, and more. 

    Since the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel doesn’t participate in the MagicBand program, you would still need to use the hotel key card to enter your hotel room. If you would like to purchase MagicBands, you can do so at shopDisney; they are also available for purchase at Theme Parks, as well as Disney Springs. If you choose not to go with MagicBands, you can pick up your Theme Park tickets at the Will Call window, and if your reservation is part of a package, you would be able to pick up your tickets at the hotel when you check-in.

    In addition to having a valid admission to the Theme Parks, do be sure to make your Disney Park Pass reservations to all the Parks you’ll be visiting. Since you’ll be coming during my favorite festival of the yEAR, I hope you plan on visiting the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival! That way, you and your mom can ride Soarin’ Around the World together, try the delectable dishes at the Outdoor Kitchen booths, and enjoy the scenic topiary displays

    We can’t wait to welcome you and your family back to the magic, Danielle!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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