• On Oct 11, 2017
    Tiffany from SC 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.

    We're going to be staying offsite the 1st night. We're planning to be at Epcot early the next morning, and will check into our WDW resort later that evening. Will we need to activate our Magic Bands at the resort before heading to Epcot?

    Hi, Tiffany!

    Can you believe you'll be visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth this week? I know you can't wait to get your vacation underway real soon so I hope the next few days fly by. We often like to arrive the night before our stay at the Walt Disney World Resort so we can kick off our vacation as early as we can. The good news I have for you is that you can head straight to Epcot to go Soarin' over the world, take a spin around the Test Track or maybe try some delicious bites at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival because your MagicBands will be ready to go! 

    Since this is something we do often, I like to complete the Online Check-in before we arrive. It's nice to have it done ahead of time and to receive a text notification once our resort room is ready. And I find it super convenient to be able to head straight there when we are ready for a break. It's a great way to maximize time in the parks. 

    I hope your family has the most wonderful vacation, Tiffany! This time of yEAR is always one of my favorites because of the festive decor and special events planned. Enjoy every minute of the magic!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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