I am planning a trip September 2016. I will be staying 6 nights (Sunday through Saturday) at the Poly. I will be driving to Florida and will be arriving the Saturday before my trip starts. I want to add an extra day to my park tickets (8 day park hoppers vs. 7 day) because I will be arriving early enough to do some touring but not long enough to make paying to stay on-site and accumulating extra dining credits worth the extra night. My question is that seeing as my on-site reservation does not begin until Sunday, will I be able to use my magic band to get into the parks? Or s adding an extra day on only “acceptable” if I did it on the end of my trip vs the beginning? If I understand correctly the Magic bands do not get “activated” until I check into my resort. I could be very wrong about that, though.
Thanks in advance