• On Jul 30, 2019
    Anne from WA 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.

    My party of 7 is split between 3 rooms and all on the Disney Dining Plan. To buy food, do we just need our Magic Bands and the PIN number?

    Hi Anne! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You are going to have such an amazing visit to the Walt Disney World Resort with your large party! I know a lot of special memories are in your future, as well as a lot of tasty treats with the Disney Dining Plan. I think you will enjoy the amount of options you have for dining on the dining plan. There is a huge variety!

    Paying for meals and snacks with the dining plans is super easy! The Disney Dining Plan will be attached to each person's MagicBand. Each room will have all of their meal and snack entitlements in their account on the day you check into your Disney Resort hotel. All each room has to do is scan their MagicBand to pay for their meal or snack, enter the PIN number, and the entitlements will be taken from each account. When you receive your receipt, the remaining entitlements will show at the bottom of it. It is always a good idea to check and make sure everything was charged correctly to the dining plan, so if there are any issues, they can be corrected right away.

    When dining at Table-Service locations, I always try to give the Cast Member assisting us a heads-up that there are separate dining plan accounts. It can make things a little easier at the end of the meal when it is time to divide the bill between the different plans. Gratuity is not included on the dining plan at most Table-Service locations, so you will want to add that separately. It can be paid by a MagicBand linked to a credit/debit card or cash.

    Enjoy your visit, Anne! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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