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  • On Mar 14, 2022
    Frank from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    More questions: Re the MagicBand my daughter can't find, can she use a plain grey band we still have from 2013? Also, staying at the Swan, would we able to use our bands to pay at Disney dining, or would they only just be used for park admissions?

    Hi Frank! Welcome back to planDisney! Thanks so much for sending me your question. I'm happy to continue to help you with your upcoming vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    You can use MagicBands from past Disney vacations. I have to warn you though! There are many new colors and designs available to purchase at various locations around the Walt Disney World Resort and they can be a bit addictive to collect! While there are many conveniences to using a MagicBand, unfortunately, guests staying at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel cannot use them for charging privileges. You can use them to scan for entry into the theme parks and when using Disney PhotoPass to capture all of the magical memories you will make! I have a tip for you if you like to have your payment method handy when paying for food, beverage, and other items. I like to pick up a wristband gift card and load it with an amount that I anticipate spending on food. I recently picked one up at the Port of Entry Shop in EPCOT. I find the wristband gift card to be especially handy to use at the festivals at EPCOT. I love eating and drinking my way around World Showcase and having the gift card around my wrist makes it easy to scan and go! When you are dining at table service restaurants, you could also use a Disney gift card if you prefer. 

    Another tip I have would be to utilize Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering when visiting the theme parks. I would suggest downloading the My Disney Experience app before you arrive to use this time-saving feature. This will be a quick and easy way to grab food when your family is ready to eat. You can link a credit card to your account or each time you order, you could enter a gift card for payment.

    Frank, I'm so excited for you and your family! Please visit me again at planDisney if you have any additional questions. I'm always happy to help! 

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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at six years old. I'm lucky to be an annual Passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and I love visiting my laughing places as often as possible! I’m so excited to help you plan special memories at The Happiest Place on Earth and The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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