• On Jan 8, 2017
    Alison from dorset Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, traveling from U.K. staying on resort but buying ticket before traveling as as on a budget. Will I beable to get these attached to a magic band, and do you automatically get magic bands when staying in a disney resort

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Alison!

    As a fellow international traveler, I have always received a Magic Band, even for Disney Resort hotel stays that did not include a trip to a Theme Park. One main difference is that our Magic Bands are not sent to our home before our magical vacation and they are waiting for us upon check-in. If your plans include the convenience of Disney’s Magical Express to get you from Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort hotel, then all you will need to show the Cast Member at the welcome area on B side level 1 of the airport is your Disney’s Magical Express paperwork. If you haven’t received any paperwork, then a Cast Member will be happy to help at the Guest Services Counter. 

    Sometimes, tickets have to be manually linked to your Magic Band online. If you are having trouble linking your tickets, you have the option of contacting Disney Reservations ahead of your stay or ask a friendly Cast Member to help you at check-in. Remember that you can start selecting your FastPass+ experiences 60 days before your arrival!

    I hope this answers your question and have a magical stay,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Ontario

Hi! I’m Jen from Ottawa, Canada! I am a high school librarian and French teacher who also happens to be a Walt Disney World Resort enthusiast! My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was during my honeymoon. Now, a wife and mom of two girls, my family has since been on many memorable Disney vacations together! Learn More About Jennifer

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