• On Feb 19, 2018
    Chris from BC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, with our trip approaching, it seems one member of our party will not be present when we pick up the magic bands (already completed the online check-in). Since she may not arrive to early next day, is there anything I should do?

    Hello Chris!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a very good question.

    In just a couple of months you will finally be at the Walt Disney World Resort enjoying magical vacations. I am very happy to hEAR you will be staying at a Disney Resort hotel, as this is the best way to be immersed in pixie dust 24/7 enjoying amazing benefits.

    I have taken a couple of trips with friends in the past and I am currently preparing for another one. I come from Brazil and some friends come from Canada, and since we don’t arrive at the same time we are never together for check-in. We usually check in online, and then each Guest picks up their MagicBand at Front Desk upon arrival. The first one to arrive simply lets Cast Members know that the others are arriving at different times so they keep the MagicBands there waiting for each person. On our last trip one of my Canadian friends had to arrive a day later so we just informed Cast Members at Front Desk and that was no problem. When she arrived we had already provided her with our room number so she was able to pick up her MagicBand at Front Desk without a problem. Make sure your friend knows your reservation confirmation number.

    I hope you enjoy using your MagicBand! It is going to be the key to your room, hold your park admission tickets, FastPass+ selections, link Disney PhotoPass digital content to your My Disney Experience account, and can be used as a form of paying throughout the Walt Disney World Resort when a valid credit card is linked to your account.

    I hope this helps you while planning, Chris! Please stop by if you have additional questions.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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