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  • On May 7, 2019
    Stephanie from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My parents are coming to Disney with us to help with the kids. Our family is getting the dining plan, but my parents are not. Are the kids able to use their magic bands to use dining credits while they are with their grandparents?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Stephanie!

    My family swears by using the Disney Dining Plan when we're on vacation. We love how easy and convenient it is to have all of our meals taken care of in advance, and when we get to Walt Disney World Resort all we have to do is tap our MagicBand when we want to enjoy a delicious meal or snack.

    One of my personal favorite things about the Dining Plan is how flexible it is. My husband and I really love trying fresh, exciting restaurants with exotic flavors, like Tiffins Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom or the brand new Jaleo by José Andrés at Disney Springs, but sometimes the people we're traveling with would rather have something more simple, which is why I love that the Dining Plan allows us the flexibility to split up if we want to.  It sounds like it's going to work really well for your family because your kids will be able to use their MagicBands to redeem their credits when they're spending time with their grandparents, even if your parents aren't using the Dining Plan themselves. The kids can order and pay for their own meals together, or they can each order individually if they prefer. You will associate a PIN code to your MagicBand that will be used to make purchases and use your Dining Plan credits, so make sure that your Mouseketeers have it memorized, and maybe let your parents know too in case the little ones forget.

    Have a magical day, Stephanie!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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