Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On May 26, 2014
    Angela from IL 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.

    Vacation planned for 11/9-11/15/14. We have the deluxe dining plan. Planning on arriving at WDW at 9am on 11/9. Can we start using our Magic Bands for meals and park admission right away? Is there a certain 'time' when they are activated?

    Greetings, Angela! 

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! We are here to help.

    You may begin using your Disney Dining Plan entitlements as soon as you check-in to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel and it is noted you are on your reservation you are on property. Your room may not be ready at that time, but your Dining Plan and Magic Bands will be activated and ready for fun. Also, you will have until midnight the day of departure to utilize all your entitlements before they expire. 

    I hope you are enjoying planning your dining experiences. I love the Deluxe Dining Plan--such a great way to enjoy some of the best Disney dining offers.

    I hope you have a magical vacation and please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions you may have. November will be here before you know it. 

    Happy Planning! 

    Faith D. 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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