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  • On Nov 25, 2013
    Rebecca from AL Asked

    Hi, Doug, my 180 mark is coming up & I have my dining plans in order. However, I have read a little bit about magic bands, and I'm starting to worry that I have more planning to do. What should I plan as far as 3 Fp a day & quick serv. meals? How?

    Rebecca,

    Thanks for the question!

    So remember that the bands will make life easier, not harder. I speak from personal experience. But let's look at this in three groups;

    Table Service Meals: You said you have those preferences already in mind. Stick to those, and don't deviate from your plan. The bands will not negatively impact that planning.

    Quick Service Meals: Quick service meals are all about where you are, and the spontaneity of the day. On this matter you really have nothing to do, other than maybe knowing for each park what are the 1 or 2 quick service meal locations that most appeal to you. But don't worry about any more than that.

    FastPass+ reservations: Don't worry about the timing of these conflicting with table service plans too much. Focus instead on which attractions are ones you most want to get passes for. Busier rides, seating areas for parades & fireworks, and select character greetings are your best way to get the most out of these. Shooting for afternoon times seems to also be a good plan, as that is when you can have these shorten the longest waits. If they conflict time-wise with something you can often re-schedule them, even while you are in the parks. 

    BOTTOM LINE: Other than getting an idea of what you want FastPass+ passes for, I think you are OK as is. Write me back if you want some more help with this last step, but let me know a bit about what you guys want to do most in the parks.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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