• On Nov 2, 2016
    Kara from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We plan on going straight from the airport to MK to eat breakfast at Be Our Guest, we have the Deluxe dining plan for our stay. Do we have to check into our hotel (All-Star Music) before going to the parks in order to start using the dining plan?

    Hi Kara,

    Just a few months until your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. I'm sure you are counting down the days. In the meantime, let's finish up all the planning.

    My family loves the Disney Dining Plans. So convenient! These are available as an option to a Magic Your Way Vacation Package and your entitlements become available from the moment you Check-In to your Resort hotel, and are good until midnight of the day you Check-Out.

    One of the many Disney Resort Hotel Guest Benefits is Disney's Magical Express, a complimentary deluxe motorcoach transportation between Orlando International Airport and select Disney Resort hotels. You may opt to drive instead by renting a car, however, you would still want to Check-In to your hotel in order to obtain a parking pass for your entire stay.

    One last tip: bring back home those memories in pictures and videos captured by the Disney PhotoPass Service photographers, by purchasing Memory Maker. And if you do it at least 3 days in advance, you will save some Disney Dollars. Happy planning!

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