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  • On Apr 10, 2018
    Danielle from LA Asked

    Our Disney hotel stay starts on a Tuesday but we plan on leaving Sunday & staying off site. We will add a few extra park days to our magic bands. Can we use our park days before our scheduled check in? When can we start using dining credits?

    Hey Danielle!

    Welcome to the Disney Park Moms Panel. Thank you for sending us your awesome questions about Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets and Disney Dining Plans. Congratulations on your upcoming vacation!

    Danielle, you can most certainly use your Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets for park admission in advance of your scheduled Disney Resort hotel check-in. In fact, I have done this many times myself! However, if your tickets are part of a Magic Your Way vacation package, there are steps you need to take in advance of using your theme park tickets.

    If your tickets are part of a vacation package, you must visit a Guest Relations location in order to have your theme park tickets “activated” in advance of your check-in date. If your tickets are not part of a vacation package, you do not need to take any additional steps in order to start using them!

    Disney Dining Plan credits are not active and cannot be used until you check-in to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel. They can be used before your room is ready, but you will need to activate them at the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel.

    Danielle, if you have any additional questions, please visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel again. We would love to help you plan the “practically perfect” Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    Wishing you a Magical Vacation,

    Priscila
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Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the Disney Parks Moms Panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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