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  • On Feb 3, 2020
    Doug from WV Asked

    Can we use our dining plan credits for lunch on the day we check in? Check in is at 3:00 but we're driving and will arrive around noon. Thanks

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

    I love using the Disney Dining Plan when I'm on vacation at Walt Disney World Resort, and one of my favorite things about it is how easy and seamless it is. My family and I can simply choose what we want to eat off of the menu, tap our MagicBands, and enjoy the peace of mind of everything already being paid for in advance. Plus, we usually save a bit of money when we use it too, which might be my husband's favorite part.

    Your Dining Plan credits will be activated when you check in to your Resort Hotel at 3 p.m., but if you're arriving earlier than that and want to use some of those credits for lunch you will need to check-in online and use Direct-to-Room Service. Right now, you can use My Disney Experience to enter some of your check-in information like your credit card number and any room preferences, and you can usually bypass the Front Desk altogether when you arrive. You'll get access to your Dining Plan credits and you'll receive a text and a notification from the My Disney Experience app when your room is ready so you can head straight there and tap your MagicBand to get in. If you used Disney's Magical Express that day, your bags may even be waiting inside when you come back! Online check-in with Direct-to-Room Service is one of my favorite ways to get the magic started as soon as possible.

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

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

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