Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 7, 2015
    Diana from LIMA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How much time before your trip do you need to buy your dining plan, so you can have it in your magic band?

    Hi, Diana! I have a secret for you. Please do not share with my family what I am about to tell you. This secret has power - it makes your family think you are Mrs. Incredible with how fast you whip up some dinner while on vacation. They will honestly think you have become Elastigirl with your super meal prep powers. Actually, all you need is a MagicBand and the Disney Dining Plan to get the job done.

    The Disney Dining Plan has always proven a huge convenience for us while on vacation. With the ability to now link it to our MagicBands, I can have our meal paid for with just a flick of my wrist. I wonder if Edna Mode designed these bands because they are incredible, darling! So, Diana, if you want to simplify your meals while on vacation, just add one of the Disney Dining Plans to your Resort stay at least 48 hours before your date of check-in. When it is successfully added to your reservation, you will be able to utilize your MagicBand to access your dining credits as soon as your check-in date rolls around.

    I hope this top secret information helps you while planning your trip. Let me know if you would like to talk to our friend, Edna Mode, about your own superhero suit to go along with that super chic MagicBand. I'm thinking maybe something in blue ... or maybe yellow?

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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