Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Apr 11, 2015
    Megan from MD Asked

    I understand that magic bands are how you "pay" when you are on a dining plan. I also understand you can link a credit card to your magic band. My question is how do the restaurants choose between charging your credit card or your dining plan?

    Hi Megan!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! MagicBands are an awesome piece of Disney magic that integrates your hotel room key, theme park tickets, FastPass+ reservations, Memory Maker account, Disney Dining Plan credits, and credit card purchasing into one comfortable bracelet. No more digging through your wallet or bag for the right card! When you get to your restaurant, simply inform the Cast Member that you are on the Disney Dining Plan and will be using credits for your meal or snack and the Cast Member will utilize credits for your meal as you direct. In my experience, servers at table service restaurants have usually asked when they greet us at our table if we will be using the Disney Dining Plan for our meal. If so, then they will direct us on the options available on the plan. For counter service restaurants, I usually begin my order by notifying them that we will be utilizing the Disney Dining Plan for our purchase. In both cases, if you will be paying with the credit card attached to your band, simply inform the Cast Member that you are on the Disney Dining Plan, but will not be using credits and you can pay for your meal as you choose.

    Let us know if there is anything else we can help you with as you prepare for your trip! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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