Mom And Daughter Outside Grand Floridian; costume; pool
  • On Sep 29, 2013
    David from MA 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.

    Staying as guests with friends on DVC property for 1st half of trip and then have our own reservation for the remainder of the trip. Have the magic bands for second half - can we activate them before we check in so we can use them while at the DVC resort?

    Hi David,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.

    MagicBands are still in the testing phase.  Disney is continuing to test these at different resorts at Walt Disney World.  It is really exciting that you will be able to be a part of the test for part of your vacation!  The Disney Vacation Club resorts have been included in the testing at various times; however, if your stay is not during the testing phase at your Disney Vacation Club resort, you will likely not be able to use the MagicBands you have for later in your stay for the earlier part of your stay.  I do recommend that you and your friends be sure to link your reservation on the My Disney Experience website and continue to check there to see if the early part of your stay becomes a part of the MagicBands testing.

    I hope that this is helpful for you, David.  Have a great time planning your trip, and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions! 
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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