• On Jan 9, 2018
    Penelope from AB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, I'm looking to book at a Disney Resort in Aug with the DDP. I have heard that you get the magic bands at check in. How would I go about making reservations or doing the fast pass before I get the magic bands? Thank you, Penelope

    Hi Penelope!

    A warm welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thank you for sending us your great question about MagicBands. I hope that you will continue to visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel while planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    Penelope, I am happy to let you know that you do not need to have your MagicBands “in hand” in order to make FastPass+ selections and advance dining reservations.

    All Guests, regardless of whether they have MagicBands or Disney Resort hotel reservations linked to their Disney accounts, can make advance dining reservations 180 days in advance of their arrivals to Walt Disney World Resort. You can make advance dining reservations online or by calling (407) 939-3463.

    If you have a valid Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket or annual pass linked to your Disney account, you can make FastPass+ reservations 30 days in advance of your vacation — starting at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

    If you also have a valid Disney Resort hotel reservation linked to your Disney account, you can make FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance of your arrival at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time — for up to 14 days!

    Once again, you don’t need to receive your MagicBand in order to start making FastPass+ selections or advance dining reservations.

    If you need any additional help, please contact us again. We are always here to help you! I hope you have a magical vacation.

    With a Sprinkling of Pixie Dust,

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Meet the Panelist: Priscila, Florida

Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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