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  • On Apr 4, 2016
    Talisa from AL 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.

    WIth the dining plan. Will be be allowed to use this before we check into the hotel? I know check in is that afternoon. If we got there earlier around noon would we be able to grab lunch at the resort and use our dining plan?

    Hi Talisa,

    A few months away until your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. Wonderful!

    The Disney Dining Plans are an awesome way to include the cost of your meals within your Magic Your Way Vacation Package, and you won't have to worry about budgeting or figuring out how much money you would need. There are different options to choose from. My family finds the Disney Dining Plan as the most convenient of them.

    Regular check-in time for the Disney Resort hotels is 3:00 p.m., except for The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort which is 1:00 p.m., and Disney Deluxe Villas at 4:00 p.m. But this means that your room is promised to be ready by that time. You are welcomed to arrive to the resort hotel early in the morning, and as soon as you pick up and activate your MagicBands, you can start enjoying all the resort amenities, use your theme park tickets, and your dining plan credits. All you have to do is stop by the front desk. By the way, your dining plan credits are good until midnight of the day of check-out.

    One suggestion I recommend, is to take advantage of Online Check-In. It's quick and takes care of most things you would typically do in person. Then, once you get to the resort, you can simply go to the Online Check-In Desk, where you will get your Welcome Folder and MagicBands (unless you received them in the mail prior.) Complete the quick process, and be on your merry way. It's that simple!

    I’m sure you have more questions for us. Simply come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and we'll help you out.

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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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