• On Jan 11, 2020
    Niki from VA 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.

    1) we have a lunch at Cinderella's castle the day we arrive. The girls will probably be in cinderella dresses, but can we adults be casual? 2) We have a dining plan. Will the various places just use our band info to access that info?


    Both great questions! The short answers are;

    Yes, you can dress more casually at Cinderella's Royal Table, and yes, you can charge your dining plan credits at meals with your MagicBands. Here is what our family did when we had these experiences;

    Cinderella's Royal Table
    When my wife and I took our girls to Cinderella's Royal Table to meet the princesses, we adults were in our normal park attire with the girls proudly sporting their princess dresses (Cinderella & Belle, if you were wondering!). We had the girls wearing shorts and t-shirts under their princess dresses. After lunch we had them go in to the bathroom to take the dresses off and I put them in my backpack so that they were in more ride-friendly attire after our magical meal. This kept us from having to run back to the resort, and made it easier for them to get around the park.

    Magic Bands and the Disney Dining Plan
    Now on to the Disney Dining Plan. I love that we can just use our MagicBands to apply our Disney Dining Plan credits to our meals. When tips were appropriate at meals, we also were able to use the bands to charge those to our resort account. Also, in case you were not aware, when you pay for a meal with Disney Dining Plan credits, the receipt will show you your credit balances. This is a convenient way to keep track of how many you have left for your trip.

    Have a Magical Vacation!
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