• On Oct 10, 2017
    Dianna from MS Asked

    we arrive at wdw 7-8 am. have campsite reservation for that night but wanted to go to MK that day. do we have to go to campground and register first for our magic bands to work or can we go straight to park for opening and activate magic bands at park?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Dianna! 

    We love to see our guests continue to trust us with their vacation planning questions. I also hope you are excited for your visit to Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground - I have no doubt you'll have a camp-tastic time. Don't forget to check out Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long while you're there. 

    You can absolutely head straight to the theme parks on arrival! When you take advantage of the Online Check-In Feature, available in your My Disney Experience Account on the Walt Disney World® Resort website, you can get the magic started early without having to "check-in" at the Fort first. You'll also be able to specify if you'd like to receive a text message when your campsite is ready! Until then, head to your desired theme park and have fun.

    As long as you complete online check-in, available 60 days prior to your arrival, your theme park tickets and FastPass+ reservations will already be "activated" on your MagicBands. Just make sure you link a credit card to your My Disney Experience Account if you'd like to be able to use your MagicBand for charging privileges. 

    I hope this information is helpful in planning your arrival day, Dianna! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any additional questions you may have. 

    Happy camping!

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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