• On Mar 9, 2017
    Jill from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    what to do when you receive magic bands

    Hi, Jill!

    The first thing you do when you receive your MagicBands in the mail is you do a HAPPY DANCE because this means your vacation is just weeks away! Now the happy dance is very important, so do not skip this step!

    But after that, you are ready to go. If you wish, you can go to your My Disney Experience account and check under "MagicBands and Cards" to make sure there is a MagicBand listed for each guest in your travel party. If so, then the bands are ready to go, and will have all the information needed for your magical vacation. The MagicBands will serve as your boarding for Disney's Magical Express at the airport (if reserved), resort room key, theme park tickets, FastPass+ entry, use for your Disney Dining Plan credits (if on the plan), and you can also charge back to the room with it if you put a credit card on file.

    Let's just go through a checklist to make sure all is order. Make sure the following is complete:
    -Online check-in
    -FastPass+ selections made
    -Dining reservations booked
    -Theme park tickets booked and linked
    -Magical Express transportation arranged if needed
    -Did you do that Happy Dance yet?

    Hopefully, all is order so all there is to do now is pack and get ready for the magic. Enjoy!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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