• On Aug 8, 2019
    Julie 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.

    traveling with another family, their plans are linked to my MDE. Are their DDP credits linked to my MB? When we go to dinner can just one of us scan our MB for paying or do we both need to be present? Last, can the kids go to a vendor alone for snacks?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Julie!

    I really love using the Disney Dining Plan when I go on vacation, and you're going to love how easy it is when you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort in less than two weeks! You'll only need to decide what you want to eat, tap your MagicBand, and enjoy your delicious meal. To answer your question, your kids can even make their own purchases at food and merchandise locations. You'll assign a PIN to your account to authorize purchases, so make sure they have that memorized if they want to grab anything on their own.

    When you use the Dining Plan, your credits are grouped together with anyone who is staying in your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room with you, so you will not be able to access your friends' credits with your MagicBand and they won't have access to yours. When you all go to dinner together, just let the Cast Member serving you know that you're using the Dining Plan and you'd like to split the check and they'll be happy to sort that out for you. A representative from each room will need to be present to use their MagicBand to deduct the Dining Plan credits from the correct account, and then you'll be paid for and finished before you can say "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".

    I hope this answers your question, Julie, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-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 Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney 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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