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  • On Aug 18, 2019
    David from North Lanarkshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How does paying for kids meal with free dining work. Do children have to scan their own magic bands to pay for their food or can I pay for theirs with my magic bands.

    Hi, David! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks so much for stopping by with your question! MagicBands have made our days in the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks so easy! We just tap that handy little device to access our Disney Theme Parks Tickets, enter our Disney Resort Hotel room, pay for our new favorite plush Disney character, and FastPass+ our way to a magical Disney day. MagicBands can also be used to pay for our meals each day, either via a linked credit card or our Disney Dining Plan. HOW do these small devices do all of that? Hint: there is a treasure trove of pixie dust inside!

    David, you will be able to access your children's Disney Dining Plan meal and snack entitlements with your MagicBand as long as you are all on the same room reservation. As soon as you check-in at your resort, all of your Disney Resort Hotel Package components will be loaded to your account. These components can actually be accessed by anyone listed among your room's guests. Even if you have gone to experience a favorite attraction with one child while another adult has stayed with the other child, then they will still be able to use their MagicBand to pay for that must-have Dole Whip Float.

    Want to know something even more magical? Be sure to check out the Mobile Ordering feature on the My Disney Experience mobile app! You can even access your Disney Dining Plan when placing a Mobile Order. There are many dining locations within the theme parks and Disney Resort Hotels that have activated mobile ordering, so give it a try and see how magical it is!

    Thanks again for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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