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  • On Jan 29, 2020
    Brendan from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    For our stay, we are arriving late in the day and are staying at a Moderate resort and not going to the parks. The next day, we are headed to the Animal Kingdom Lodge for the remainder of our trip. Will we still use the same Magic Bands? Thanks!

    Hi Brendan!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am always delighted to greet a fellow North Carolinian!

    How exciting that you will get to experience two resorts during your upcoming stay at the Walt Disney World Resort! As long as you have both resort hotel confirmations linked in your My Disney Experience account and your MagicBand is active, you should be able to use it for both stays. Having said that, when we have done split stays at two different resorts, we have always received two sets of MagicBands. If you do not want a set, you will need to decline them when doing Online Check-in. 

    My family happily accepts all of our MagicBands. It helps to have an extra MagicBand for everyone on each trip just in case someone loses one. From time to time, I have had some trouble unlocking my resort hotel room door with one MagicBand when I have two on the trip with me. In these cases, I have used the Unlock Your Room Door feature in My Disney Experience with my mobile phone and later gone to a Cast member at the front desk for assistance.

    I do hope you have linked all of your advanced dining reservations to your My Disney Experience Account and made your FastPass+ selections. Just in case, I also create a separate chart of all of our plans so that I can keep track of our flight information and other special tours

    Brendan, know that your MagicBands also give you access to the FastPass+ entrance for rides and attractions and you will need to scan your MagicBands when taking photos with Disney PhotoPass photographers. 

    Happy Planning!

    Magic and memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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