• On Dec 9, 2019
    Kevin from ON 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 traveling from out of country and staying a night at an off property hotel the day before our Resort reservation begins. Can we pick up our magic bands the day before our reservation starts so we can enter the park early the next morning?

    Hi Kevin!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Assuming you have purchased Walt Disney World theme park tickets that cover your first morning (whether you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, or elsewhere) you absolutely can visit your Disney Resort hotel and collect your MagicBands the day before you check-in.  Advise Security on the gate that you are collecting your MagicBands a day early, and you have a Resort reservation for the following day, and you will be checking-in "tomorrow'.  Ensure you have your Booking Confirmation Number handy, just in case they need it.  If your tickets are part of a package that includes every night of your stay the tickets should already be loaded onto your MagicBand, but check with the Front Desk that is has been done, and they organise this for you if not.  

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, and keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest official news and updates on any events that may be happening during your stay.

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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