• On May 26, 2021
    Miranda from NJ 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 5 nights at Baylake but are only doing 2 days at Disney parks. Can we still get Magi-bands?

    Hello Miranda, and welcome to planDisney!

    Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
    has one of the very best locations on Walt Disney World property and makes the perfect home base for any style vacation! With views of either Bay Lake or Magic Kingdom, several delectable dining locations within the resort, and with the Monorail right at your doorstep, this resort is a favorite of many Guests and especially Disney Vacation Club Members. Don’t forget to make any Advance Dining Reservations 60 days in advance of your check-in date. Online availability opens at 6 AM EDT. (Or as I like to call it, “Mickey Time!”)

    MagicBands are completely optional, and if you enjoy using them, you can certainly get them! For my kids (Who am I kidding, for ME!) part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning and anticipation. Even though we could have skipped MagicBands for our summer trip, of course we ordered them! Guests staying at a Disney Resort Collection Hotel may pre-purchase discounted MagicBands from a selection of options. Once you have your resort reservation number linked to your My Disney Experience Account, you’ll be able to pre-order your MagicBands. As of January of this year, MagicBands are no longer complimentary, but by pre-purchasing them you do get a discount.

    If none of the available MagicBands tickles your fancy, you can also purchase a MagicBand from shopDisney and link it manually to your My Disney Experience Account, or you can make selecting and purchasing a MagicBand part of the excitement on arrival. The gift shops at most Disney Resort Collection Hotels have a selection of MagicBands for purchase. If you don’t wish to purchase MagicBands, and you have MagicBands linked to your names from a trip in the last 2-3 years, the battery is likely still good and you could also bring those.

    Guests who choose not to use MagicBands can use the Key to the World Card that will be issued to them upon check-in or a ticket card. Another great option is to use the new Disney MagicMobile! Use your Apple or Android mobile device to open your room door, enter the theme parks, or link PhotoPass Photos! You can use whatever method works for you, Miranda!

    Whatever you choose, I hope you have a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, Miranda. We’re here to help if you have any more questions before your visit, so send them our way!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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