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  • On Jan 6, 2022
    Dawn from OR 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 are staying at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace, an official Disney hotel. Do magic bands work for room keys here?

    Hi Dawn!

    I'm so happy to help you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Right now is a really exciting time at the "Most Magical Place on Earth" because there are so many new additions and returning favorites that are making their way to the theme parks. Plus, the entire resort is in party mode for the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Celebration, where you can enjoy special entertainment, treats and merchandise as part of  the festivities.

    Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace is one of the Disney Springs Resort Area hotels, which means it's conveniently located right in the heart of Disney Springs, with convenient transportation to the theme parks. Unfortunately, this isn't one of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels, so you won't be able to use MagicBands or the My Disney Experience mobile app to access your hotel room. You will, however, be able to take advantage of your MagicBands during your time in the theme parks, which my family thinks is the easiest way to access our theme park tickets.

    Dawn, if you are interested in staying in one of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels, be sure to check out the Special Offers that are currently available! They are some great offers that will allow you to enjoy the Disney Resorts Collection hotels at great prices. Keep in mind that offer availability is limited, so if you find an offer that works for your vacation, I recommend taking advantage of it as soon as possible!

    Feel free to come back to see us if we can help you again as you continue planning your trip. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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