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  • On Jan 19, 2020
    Andrea from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We haven't been at DW in several years, a lot has changed. Is there a specific place on the website that I can read in one place how everything works now with the bracelets, dining, and fast pass etc.?

    Andrea, Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so glad you stopped by with your question.

    One thing I love about the Walt Disney World Resort is that just like Aladdin, you can discover "A Whole New World...." each time you visit.

    My first recommendation would be to take a look at My Magic+. This is the one spot like you described that will provide a brief overview to get you started. After that I would read through the My Disney Experience page. Here you can create an account for free to manage all of your plans in one place. After you've created an account, make sure to download the Mobile App so you can take your plans with you, wherever you go.

    Next, learn more about Fastpass+. The addition of the Fastpass+ system made a big difference in the way guests are able to tour the parks. For my family, I love the convenience of pre-booking attractions and having a general plan for the day! Three Fastpass+ selections are complimentary with your park ticket and are able to be booked 30 days in advance. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you may book your Fastpass+ selections 60 days before check-in. 

    Then, check out the information about MagicBands. My kids love using their MagicBands to open the door to our Disney Resort Hotel, pay for snacks at the park and access the Fastpass+ line. 

    Andrea, you also mentioned dining in your question. If you are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you have the option of adding on a Dining Plan. Take a few moments to read through this page but in essence, you can pre-pay for food before your vacation even begins! There are three options of Dining Plans to choose from based upon how your family likes to travel and eat. 

    From Fastpass+ selections to MagicBands and Dining Plans, a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort has never been better. I hope you are able to learn more about what might be a good fit for your family! Please stop back and see us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any other questions you might have. 

    And... remember, Walt Disney himself said, "We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Disney Vacation Club and Walt Disney World Resort questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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