• On Apr 2, 2016
    Albert from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside. If we had magic bands mailed already do we need to check in first or can we go to park directly and also use our Disney dining?

    Hi Albert,

    Port Orleans Riverside
    is one of my favorite Walt Disney World Resorts! I love staying in the Magnolia Bend Mansions.

    Because you have the Disney Dining Plan, you will need to stop at the resort first to have your Magic Bands activated. If you do your online check-in ten days prior to your arrival, it is a quick process.

    Also, if you are flying in from New Jersey and taking Disney's Magical Express, you will need to head to your resort first.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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