• On Feb 17, 2019
    Ashley from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! We are planning a 4-night stay. Our first day is a Monday. I have completed the online check-in. We will be able to use our dining plan for lunch on Monday at 2 pm before we check-in at 3pm, correct? Thanks! -Ashley

    It's so great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ashley! With your Walt Disney World Resort vacation coming up in less than a month, it's a great time to start nailing down these final details.

    When you use the Disney Dining Plan, your credits aren't usually activated until you check in to your resort hotel, but since you've done something pretty smart and used Online Check-In to save yourself some time on your arrival day, your MagicBands will arrive in your mailbox with your Dining Plan credits loaded and ready to use. That way, you can enjoy lunch with your family as soon as you get there, and just wait for the text to let you know your Walt Disney Resort Hotel room is ready. Your room number will pop up in your My Disney Experience app, and you can either use your MagicBand or your smartphone to open your door!

    Your theme park tickets will also be ready to use on your arrival day, so you can feel free to head into your favorite park for the day. If you have any carry-on luggage that traveled with you on Disney's Magical Express, you can check it with Bell Services at your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and be on your way!

    Have a magical day, Ashley!

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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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