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  • On Jan 12, 2015
    Meaghan from NJ 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.

    Hi there! We're staying at AoA in February (Cars suite). My question: do we need to go to the resort to check in to activate our Magic Bands? Or can we check in online and go straight to the parks for EMH at 8am on the first day? Thanks for the advice!

    Hi Meaghan!

    Your family is going to have such an amazing time staying at Disney's Art of Animation Resort.  My family stayed in a Cars Family Suite last year, and to this day my boys ask when they can return to the "Mater hotel."  I hope you enjoy the fun Resort as much as my family has.

    Meaghan, your MagicBands will be active and ready for park admission when you arrive at Walt Disney World.   The only reason you would need to stop the Resort before you head to a park is if you are on the Disney Dining Plan, or you would like to charge purchases to your Resort account using your MagicBand. These features would need to be quickly activated by a Cast Member at the front desk upon arrival.

    I hope you have an amazing vacation, and please visit us with any additional questions you may have before you depart on your magical adventure.

    Have an Animated Day,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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