• On Jun 14, 2019
    Shannon from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it possible to activate my magic band a day before I check in to my resort so I can visit a park a day early?

    Thanks for bringing another question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Shannon!

    As long as you have a valid Theme Park ticket linked to your My Disney Experience account (and a MagicBand linked, too), you should be able to enter the Theme Parks. Depending on the type of vacation package and/or type of ticket you purchased, though, you will need to check the validity date of the ticket to see if it can be used the day before you check into your Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

    To check your ticket’s validity dates, log into your My Disney Experience account online or via the My Disney Experience mobile app and go to “Tickets and Passes.” There you should see any tickets or passes connected to your account with the dates each is available. Should you run into any issues finding this information, you can also call the “Existing Tickets” helpline.

    Hopefully these tips will help get you up and running as soon as possible, Shannon. Please let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help you as you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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