• On Oct 23, 2016
    Amber from AB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have booked 1n at Port Orleans, then switch to Coronado Springs free dining pkg. The day we switch, we booked Chef Mickey, then MVMCP. I am wondering if we can use free dining before physically going to CS? We don't get magic bands in the mail.

    Hi Amber, 

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

    The fact that you don’t get MagicBands in the mail (as a fellow Canadian - I totally understand how disappointing that can be) isn’t the problem with using your Disney Dining Plan entitlements before physically checking in for your stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. While, technically, if you use the Online Check-In service, you should be able to use your dining entitlements right away, I’ve experienced several instances where things don’t work as smoothly in practice, especially during a “split stay”. 

    If you want to make absolutely sure everything works properly, I would recommend heading over to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at some point before your dining reservation at Chef Mickey’s in order to make sure that everything is in order for your upcoming stay (only one person in your party needs to do so). 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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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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