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  • We have not been to Disney for a while but heard of changes. arriving April 14th. Anything new that we should know about the fast passes and dinning plan? Thank You
  • - Asked by kelly from Wisconsin on 12/14/2013
  • Hi, Kelly!

    Wow! There are so many wonderful new additions to Walt Disney World; I'll try to list as many as I can for you here.

    First, check out this post about MyMagic+, which details additions such as My Disney Experience, FastPass+ and MagicBands. All of these will be new for you on your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World, so there's so much fun for you to learn about prior to beginning your stay, Kelly!

    The most important changes, I think, have to do with MagicBands and FastPass+. While much of this is still in testing mode, if you are staying at a WDW Resort hotel, you'll have access to everything mentioned in those posts. As of now, you'll be able to reserve FastPass+ for up to three attractions / entertainment options prior to your departure. This means that you can arrive at a park at 11:00 a.m. and not worry that the most popular attraction has no more FASTPASSES left; it also allows your party to stay together as you enter the park, rather than splitting up to get FASTPASSES, as in previous years. 

    If staying at a WDW Resort hotel, MagicBands will also enable your party to enter your room and the parks with just a touch of your wristband. Should you wish to add charging, you can also pay for all of your purchases with the bands as well. They are such a great way to reduce the amount of STUFF you need to bring with you to the parks!

    2014 Dining Plan details will be finalized in the next couple of weeks, but you'll be able to access the plan of your choice via your MagicBand as well.

    For more specific details, send me another question, listing your last date of stay and I'll fill you in on all the fun you've missed...and can expect during your upcoming visit, Kelly! I'd love to help!
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