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  • On Aug 28, 2023
    George from AB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I just setup my Online Check-In Service in the My Disney Experience App. But we do not plan on using Magic Bands. Will there be Magic cards available in the room at check in or do I still need to get those setup at the front desk?

    Welcome to planDisney George. Thank you for stopping in with your question. 

    An upcoming Disney vacation is one of my favorite times of the year. You are on the right track by starting with downloading the My Disney Experience App. It’s easily my favorite tool for planning our day. You can quickly see what attractions and experiences have short wait times, order food using Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering, and check where favorite characters are meeting guests. 

    The use of DisneyBands which are also known as MagicBands, are optional devices to wear on your wrist. You can always use a Key to the World card at the front desk during check-in instead of the wearable option. These will not be inside your room, and you will need to get them from the front desk. Another option is Magic Mobile, which is available on select smartphones. With this feature, you will be able to use your phone in the same manner as a DisneyBand or Key to the World. You can use it as your ticket to get into the Magic Kingdom Park. And if you add a credit card as a payment type you can use it to pay for all of your Mickey-shaped snacks. One of my pro tips on your first day is buying a popcorn bucket. The initial purchase will be a little more but will pay off each time you refill it. The refills are very inexpensive and are all over all 4 parks. Sometimes during the right time of year, you can find a cool bucket and have it as a keepsake. 

    Your trip is rapidly approaching as the summer comes to an end. I hope you are excited because this is a great time of year to visit. If you have any other questions visit us again at and we will be ready to help. 

    See ya real soon,

    Jeremy A.
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Meet the Panelist: Jeremy, New Jersey

Bright Suns travelers! I'm Jeremy from Jersey, a lifelong Disney fan. Father to 3 amazing kids, and husband to my wife of 14 years. I've been sharing the Walt Disney World Resort with my family for 17 years to join in the wonder and joy the parks have brought me my entire life. Consider me here to help with all you travel questions from Batuu to Cinderella Castle. Whether it's teenagers, toddlers, or your middle-aged cousins. Helping you find your version of magic is my mission. Learn More About Jeremy

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