• On May 28, 2021
    Barbara from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I need help with reservations. I have the hotel, now I need to make the trip memorable without stress

    Hi Barbara,

    Thank you for dropping by planDisney with a great question!

    Hooray for booking a Walt Disney World Resort hotel! You are speaking my stress-free language. First, if you have not done so already, create a My Disney Experience account and link that resort hotel reservation. If you do not yet have theme park tickets, I suggest that you purchase and link them in My Disney Experience immediately. You will need those tickets linked to make Disney Park Pass system reservations. All Guests need park passes to enter the theme parks and park pass availability is already limited for theme park ticket holders in July.

    Next, make advanced dining reservations. Having a set time to eat at least once a day definitely relieves my stress and gives us a nice air-conditioned break from the July heat. We actually make dining reservations for the vast majority of our meals. And when checking in for advanced dining reservations, remember to use Mobile Dine Check-in with the My Disney Experience Mobile App.

    When we do not have advanced dining reservations, we use Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering. Just be sure to check the arrival window times at least an hour before you would like to eat. We checked once for Woody's Lunch Box while in Disney's Hollywood Studios and the arrival window was going to be two hours from the time we were placing the order. So, plan accordingly even when using Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering. And remember to click on "I'm Here, Prepare my Order" when you are at the restaurant.

    If you have not ordered MagicBands, consider ordering them for your group. My family adores them. When we get that MagicBand package in the mail, lots of cheering occurs. If you would prefer not to purchase MagicBands, be sure to use the Disney MagicMobile service. Create digital passes for everyone in your party and you can use your mobile device to enter the theme parks.

    Barbara, I hope this helps! Just make sure you have Disney Park Pass system reservations, make advanced dining reservations, and then familiarize yourself with the features of the My Disney Experience Mobile App, including Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering. We cannot wait to welcome you to a world of magic!

    Magic and memories,

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