Mom and Dad planning vacation
  • On Jan 27, 2020
    Stella from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When scheduling dining reservations and fast passes, can I be logged into our account and schedule dining and my husband be logged in and schedule fast passes?

    Hello, Stella! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    It's fantastic to have a fellow planner like you among us. We totally understand the urge to combine dining reservations and FastPass+ perfectly! 

    While you can certainly have two active sessions with your My Disney Experience login, you can also book your dining reservations before making FastPass+ selections. 

    You will be able to make your dining reservations 180 days before your visit, Stella, and this deadline is crucial if you intend to attend dining experiences like Cinderella's Royal Table or Be Our Guest Restaurant.  
    If you're staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you'll be able to book dining reservations for up to 10 days, beginning 180 days before your arrival date. The window opens at 6 a.m EST online (through the website and the My Disney Experience app) and 7 a.m. EST for reservations made over the phone. You can plan to hit the system together, as one of you can use a laptop, and the other can use the My Disney Experience app, for example. 

    It's wise to balance meals between Quick Service and Table Service restaurants, and you can browse some menus to understand the costs and plan accordingly. When I'm planning my vacations, I use this booking deadline as one of the "compasses" of my trips. The dining reservations help me lock dates and plan an itinerary that doesn't depend on a lot of external variables. 

    Your FastPass+ selections will happen further down the planning process. You will also have an advantage here if you choose to stay at a Disney Resort Hotel since Guests with hotel reservations can book FastPass+ 60 days before their arrival. Guests who are staying outside the Walt Disney World Resort, on the other hand, only enjoy a 30-day head start. 

    All Guests must have tickets linked to their accounts when booking FastPass+, so it's wise to browse the options and choose the best as soon as you find it. 

    I hope that these tips help you make the planning process as enjoyable as your trip is going to be, Stella! If you have more questions along the way, please, don't hesitate to come back. We're here for you!

    May the magic be with you, 

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist who also loves to sing and cook. I grew up in Southern Brazil, in Santa Catarina, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now it is my passion to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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