Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Nov 9, 2016
    Noelle from GA Asked

    I am going to Disney in December. We will being going to magic kingdom the morning of our first hotel day but cannot check in til 3. Will I be able to charge anything to my magic band account before I check in my hotel?

    Hi Noelle, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question!

    I was in that same position during one of my recent visits to Walt Disney World Resort - we headed straight to Epcot, instead of heading to our Walt Disney World Resort Hotel in order start our fun right away. I had hoped my MagicBand would allow me to have charging privileges right away (because, in theory, it should have worked), but, alas, it didn’t work at the first merchandise location that I visited. I went to visit Guest Relations immediately afterwards and they were able to sort the situation out. That allowed me to use my MagicBand for charging privileges right away, which was great!

    I would therefore recommend making Guest Relations inside the Theme Park that you’ll be visiting your first stop when you arrive, in the hopes that they’ll be able to make sure that your MagicBand is working immediately. In case that option isn’t available to you when you first arrive for your vacation (there can be glitches in the system), I would recommend having a “backup” means of payment with you that day. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

    Lynne
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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