• On Jan 21, 2018
    Melissa from IL 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.

    how do i go about purchasing a dining plan? i am not staying at a disney resort either, will this be a problem? also i have magic bands from my last visit when i did stay on property. when i looked it still said ACTIVE can i still use them?

    Hi Melissa, 

    Thank you for sending your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  How exciting that you are planning another visit to Walt Disney World Resort, I'm sure you are going to have a fantastic time!

    In order to purchase the Disney Dining Plan, you must be staying onsite at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. It is one of the many benefits of staying on property.  The Disney Dining Plan can be added to Resort Reservations as part of a package, if Theme Park Tickets are purchased as well.  

    You should be able to reuse your MagicBands for your upcoming vacation, simply go to My Disney Experience and link your ticket to your existing MagicBand under the MagicBands and Cards tab.  My daughter has a favourite MagicBand that she brings every trip, and we have always been able to link her tickets to that specific MagicBand.  

    Please let us know if you have any other questions, Melissa.  We are always happy to help.  
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I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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