Check in at Disney's Art of Animation
  • On Apr 15, 2023
    Laura from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be staying at the Art of Animation Resort. Will we be provided with magic bands with our package or do we need to purchase these?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Disney does not provide a complimentary MagicBand or MagicBand+ with your stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, but you can purchase a MagicBand+ ahead of time. If you do it as part of your reservation, you can get a decent discount on a variety of options, and I recommend you do that. There are a lot of choices, so you can pick ones with different characters, styles, or themes to match the different interests of every member of your party. Disney will then send them to your home address ahead of time, so you arrive charged up and ready to go!

    BONUS TIP #1
    I would strongly recommend you get a MagicBand+ for each person in your party. Some of the interactive features can be a lot of fun, like using them to participate in the Batuu Bounty Hunters quest in Disney's Hollywood Studios. All the other features, like keyless room entry, charging capabilities, and ticket media access, also are a wonderful convenience.

    BONUS TIP #2
    The MagicBand+ charging cable uses a USB-A plug. The Disney Resort Hotels have appropriate outlets for these chargers, but it is worth checking if you have a way to plug them in at night.

    BONUS TIP #3
    Pairing your new MagicBand+ to your account could not be easier. Just make sure you have the My Disney Experience App installed on your smartphone, and you will see it offers some simple steps on how to pair the band to your account, as well as how to personalize your settings.

    BONUS TIP #4
    If you decide you just want a standard MagicBand, you can buy those at the resort store when you arrive. While there are some great features to the MagicBand+ that you cannot enjoy with an original version MagicBand, like the Batuu Bounty Hunters quest, most of the key features remain intact. Keyless room entry, charging capabilities, ticket media access, they are all still in there!

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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