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  • On Apr 8, 2019
    Rachel from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I plan to arrive for extra magic hours my first day before the the 3 pm check in. Can I go straight to the park with my magic bands?

    Hi Rachel,

    I bet you're counting down the days until your trip this summer! Since you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you'll be able to make your FastPass+ selections 60 days before your arrival, for the entire length of your trip, up to 14 days, and then your trip itinerary will really come together! Before you know it, you'll be packing and on your way to "The Most Magical Place on Earth!" SO exciting!

    I'm happy to let you know that yes, as long as you've customized your MagicBand at least 11 days before your arrival, it will be mailed to your home ahead of time, and with online check-in, you don't need to worry about heading to your Disney Resort hotel first. When you provide your contact information through online check-in, you can even receive an email and/or text message with your room information once it's ready so that you can simply head straight to your room at the end of the day. Easy peasy! You'll be able to kick off your magical adventure with Extra Magic Hours, which is the perfect plan, in my opinion! My family always loves experiencing some of our favorite attractions and experiences with smaller crowds, and I know you will, too.

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rachel, and please feel free to come back and see us again if you have any more 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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