• On Mar 2, 2014
    Jennifer from NC Asked

    Hi! We will be arriving to Orlando area on a Friday evening, but not checking into Animal Kingdom Lodge until Saturday. Will our Magicbands be active on Saturday morning if we go directly to a park instead of checking in at the resort first? Thanks!

    Hi Jennifer,

    Assuming that you've linked your park tickets to your Magic Bands via the My Disney Experience tab on the website, then yes, you'll be able to go directly to the park and use your Band for admission before you check in to your resort.

    I did this myself about two weeks ago. I arrived with my daughters on a flight that landed at the airport at 9:00am. I knew that our room would not be ready until the afternoon, so we drove directly to Epcot to get a jump on our vacation. I had linked our park tickets to our bands online and we had no trouble getting into the park at 10:00am, even though we did not end up checking into our resort until after dinner.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know what else we can do to help.
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