Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Jul 11, 2019
    Helen from Monmouthshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    To redeem meal/snack credits from your dining plan do you have to have a pin code set up on your magic band or do you simply use your band at point of sale with no code? Thankyou.

    Hiya Helen,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m happy you returned with another question – it’s always fun to see a fellow Guest’s Walt Disney World Resort adventure take shape, and I’m so excited for your magic to begin.

    While MagicBands make fabulous accessories, they’re so much more than that! They unlock magic, from your resort hotel room door to your Disney Dining Plan entitlements…and beyond. Whenever you use your MagicBand for charging privileges or to redeem Disney Dining Plan entitlements, you will be required to enter your PIN. This is a security measure, and I’m glad it’s there – this way, should you lose your MagicBand (I lost mine in the pool on our last visit, and my little guppies spent quite some time flippin’ their fins until they found my treasure!), nobody else can use it.

    My good friend and fellow Panelist Kristen walks you through your three options for setting your MagicBand PIN code in this helpful answer. You may always stop by your resort hotel’s front desk to reset your PIN or ask any questions related to your MagicBand’s many magical functions.

    Helen, did you know that you can now track your Disney Dining Plan entitlements using your My Disney Experience mobile app? Under your Resort Reservation (found in My Plans), you can select “Check Dining Plan.” You’re also able to see your remaining snack and meal entitlements at the bottom of dining receipts, or a friendly Front Desk Cast Member can help answer any questions. I just love being on the Disney Dining Plan, because it’s SO easy. (And when it comes to delicious food and snacks – especially Mickey-shaped options – the goal is getting to the deliciousness as quickly and easily as possible, right?!)

    Whether your MagicBand rocks the Minnie Mouse dots, a favorite character, or a classic solid color, I hope you enjoy unlocking its magical benefits during your Walt Disney World vacation! For me, touching the Mickey icon on my band to the Mickey icon on the theme park entry tapstiles, point of sale machines, FastPass+ queues, and my resort room door NEVER gets old – when Mickey lights up and I hear that pixie-dusted chime, I feel the magical feelings every time!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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