Winnie the Pooh Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On May 19, 2019
    Thomas from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We bought annual passes (Gold) through DVC for our trip, scheduled our fast passes and have magicbands for our stay. Do we need to do anything at guest services for the passes or can we just go to the park gate with our bands to begin using them?

    Hi Thomas!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I think it’s fantastic that you’ve done all the hard work beforehand, you literally have NOTHING to do except show up and enjoy the Parks! As long as your MagicBands are linked on My Disney Experience (and they are because you have already chosen your FastPasses), after passing through security, you can head straight to the touchpoints at the entrance to each of the Parks. You will pick a finger to associate with your MagicBand (don’t worry, Cast Members will be there to help), and then head on into all of the Fun!

    As an Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Member, you are also now eligible for great exclusive perks! Select restaurants offer discounts on dining, and there are fantastic discounts on special events and tours. Probably my most used discount is on merchandise in the Parks. When you check out, make sure to let them know that you are both a Passholder and a Member and voila! Discount applied! Cast Members will ask you to verify your status, so make sure to download the My Disney Experience app on your phone. Once it’s set up, make sure that your Disney Vacation Club Member Card is on there along with your passes!

    Thomas, you are arriving just in time to experience the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This is one of my favorite “dining experiences” in all of Walt Disney World! Enjoy a stroll around the World Showcase while you sample internationally delicious cuisine. If you are into desserts, stop at Hanami in the Japan Pavillion and order the Frushi. It is the most refreshing and delightful bite you will have had in a long time!

    Have a fantastic vacation ~ Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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