• On Jul 15, 2016
    Nancy from ON Asked

    We have a week in Orlando before we check into our Disney Resort. Can we pick up our magic bands at the resort earlier than our stay so we can start enjoying the parks and water parks? If so, how do we let them know we will pick them up prior to check in?

    Hi Nancy, it's great to see you back at the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    How exciting it is that you'll be visiting Walt Disney World Resort during your stay in sunny Florida! We love extending our visits to stretch out as much fun as possible. Your Disney MagicBands will be waiting for you upon your arrival on check-in day where they will be activated by you thereafter. Tickets and any options purchased must be used within 14 days of first use. Unfortunately, you cannot activate your MagicBands prior to your Disney Resort hotel check-in as they are associated with that specific Magic Your Way Vacation Package reservation.

    You may wish to purchase additional Theme Park Tickets in advance of your Disney Resort hotel stay and link them via your My Disney Experience online or mobile app account to any MagicBands you purchase at any Disney Theme Park and/ or Disney Springs retail outlet. What I would consider doing is moving the week before your stay at Walt Disney World Resort to the week after in order to maximize any remaining ticket days associated to the MagicBands, since any unused days expire 14 days after first use.

    Nancy, you are still able to make any Advanced Dining Reservations during your stay off-property and don't forget FastPass+ Planning and your Resort Online Check-In 60 days in advance of your arrival.

    Best Disney Wishes!
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Hello there, I'm Jacqueline from Ontario! I am passionate about Walt Disney World Resort. Each of our Disney Parks vacations have been unique and memorable, bonding our family in ways like no other vacation. Disney vacations quickly became an annual tradition, and we always look forward to our next Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line vacation! I would be so happy and honored to help you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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