• On Mar 19, 2019
    Charles from NL 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.

    WDW next week. Choose magic bands but now can’t see them in my Disney experience. Can only see ones from our trip several years ago. Will we still get the ones we personalized? Also, can we request an extra room key card and is there a cost? Thanks

    Hey, Charles and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    One of the best benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel is the customizable MagicBand. Using My Disney Experience online you can choose from eight different colors and print up to 9-alphanumeric characters on the back of the centerpiece called the icon. I love getting creative like the time I made my HNTDMNSN (Haunted Mansion) custom ID for a spooky adventure.

    For international Guests, MagicBands are automatically shipped directly to their Walt Disney World Resort hotel. You will pick up your personalized MagicBands when you check-in at the Front Desk. If you did not customize them, then you will get a standard MagicBand in the colors available at the Resort hotel. You will also receive a welcome packet including a map of the Resort hotel and a Recreation Calendar. The Front Desk will make sure the MagicBands are linked correctly and then you should be able to see them online with your other MagicBands and Admission Cards. The Front Desk will also ask you to create a PIN to use your MagicBand for charging food, beverage, and merchandise items as well as link them to your hotel room door. While at the Front Desk ask the Cast Member (Disney speak for employee) for an extra room key. They are complimentary.

    Disney Dad Tip: Disney Parks Resort hotels are all unique and excellently themed. What most people do not know is that there are secrets games at many of the Disney hotels such as the Hidden Mickey Scavenger Hunt at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. There is a prize for everyone who completes the hunt.

    Charles, enjoy making many Magical Memories.

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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