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  • On Dec 21, 2021
    Nathan from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are a family of 6 coming to DisneyWorld for the first time in the middle of January and are curious if we should look in to the Magic Bands or just stick with our phones? Should we make meal reservations now as well?

    Howdy Nathan!

    Welcome to planDisney!  Oh boy!  I am super excited to see that you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort for the first time in just a few weeks!  Get ready to “Make Memories to Last a Lifetime” at “The Most Magical Place on Earth!”  Thank you for sharing this question with us, and I am so excited to help you!

    I love to pick out a new MagicBand for each of my visits to the Walt Disney World Resort!  If you are staying at one of the Disney Resort Collection hotels, I highly recommend adding MagicBands for everyone in your party!  If you are “Staying in the Magic” at a Disney Resort Collection hotel, then you will be able to use your MagicBand to enter your resort hotel room, make charges, scan into the theme parks, and so much more!  MagicBands makes vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort so fun and stress-free!  Since your vacation is “Just Around the Riverbend,” you may choose to have your MagicBands shipped to your Disney Resort Collection hotel to ensure you have them upon arrival!

    If you have not made your advanced dining reservations, then you still have time!  I highly recommend making your dining reservations RIGHT NOW!  You will need to utilize your My Disney Experience mobile app!  Once you have your, My Disney Experience mobile app opened, click on the plus symbol at the bottom of the page!  You will see “Check Dining Availability” at the top of the pop-up list.  After clicking on this option, you will choose your “Party Size” and date.  Once you select your date, you will need to pick a dining time, and then you will be given all the availability for that time!
    Since you are visiting as a party of six, I recommend adding Memory Maker to your vacation!  With Memory Maker, you will be able to capture an unlimited amount of pictures at one great price, and everyone can be in the photo!  Your MagicBand will come in handy when you stop at each Disney PhotoPass Photographer!  Before you enjoy your mini photo session, the Cast Member will scan your MagicBand, and all of your photos will be uploaded to your My Disney Experience for you to enjoy and cherish forever!

    You are going to have a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time!  If you have any more questions, please come back to planDisney, or ask a Cast Member at Guest Relations during your visit!  Have a blast, and make sure you wave hi to Mickey and all his pals!

    See Ya Real Soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Tamela, Alabama

Howdy, y'all! I'm Tamela from Alabama and Walt Disney World has been my home away from home for over 40 years. My husband and our two sons love our Walt Disney World vacations and we love helping others with theirs. I have experienced the Walt Disney World resort as a child, teen, single adult, couple with and without babies, and beyond! I love to help plan multi-generational and large group vacations. I look forward to helping you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation. Learn More About Tamela

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