• On Apr 10, 2017
    Melanie from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are staying at Art of Animation, we booked our trip EXACTLY one week before we check in. 1) Do I need to bring our own personal beach towels? 2) will our magic bands be mailed to our home in time or will we pick them up when we check in?

    Hi Melanie,

    I certainly hope you receive this response before you leave for your trip, as it appears that your vacation countdown has just about ended!

    First, with regard to MagicBands...if you have not placed an order for customized MagicBands for delivery to your house by the shipping deadline (approximately 11 days prior to your trip), then Disney will automatically ship your MagicBands to your Disney Resort where they will be provided to you upon check-in.

    For future reference, once you have a valid Disney Resort hotel reservation, you will want to go into your My Disney Experience account to link the Resort reservation. At that time you will then be able to link your Disney Resort reservation and Park Tickets or Vacation Package to your account.  Once that is done, you will be ready to customize and order your MagicBands for delivery anywhere in the United States. Rest assured, the MagicBands you will be supplied upon check in at Disney's Art of Animation Resort will have the same functionality as ones you may have ordered yourself. During your stay, your MagicBand will act as your room key, and if you wish, can even access things like your Park Tickets, Dining Plan, FastPasses, or room charging privileges.

    I am also pleased to confirm that during your stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, complimentary pool towels are available. This should hopefully free up some room in your suitcase to bring home some Disney souvenirs!

    Magically Yours,


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