• On May 29, 2016
    Donna from FL Asked

    I'm the official planner of our family trip. I have all arrangements made, but am not sure if I need to have their MagicBands sent directly to them since they will be using Magic Express transpo? Will their plastic ticket work until they get here?

    Hey, Donna!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thank you for stopping by with this wonderful question.

    What’s better than going on vacation? Going on vacation when Mickey Mouse takes care of your luggage. We have used Disney’s Magical Express service so much I feel we own one of the buses. It is one of the best perks only available to Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

    While it is best to have your MagicBand or admission ticket (plastic card) to check-in for Disney's Magical Express, it is not necessary. We have made last minute trips to Walt Disney World Resort and did not have time to arrange Disney's Magical Express or receive MagicBands. We were able to check-in at the counter (Side B, Level 1, Ground Transportation) and make appropriate arrangements to get to our resort. They also arranged departure flight transportation and resort airline check-in (Resort airline check-in is only for certain hotels).

    Don't worry, the Mouse has it covered. I would make sure everyone has a copy of their Disney's Magical Express itinerary. There is a bar code confirming the reservation and hotel stay.

    Disney Dad Tip: As a Guest of a Disney Parks hotel, you are able to make your FastPass+ reservations 60 days before your check-in date through My Disney Experience. These bits of pixie dust will help you "skip the lines" and enjoy more of the magic.

    Donna, enjoy making many unforgettable Magical Memories!

    -Jason °O°
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found all over the "Most Magical Place on Earth" and have “yEARS” of knowledge! I am so excited to share my pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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