• On Feb 19, 2018
    Nancy from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will arrive at our Disney hotel early Friday, visit a park & check-in later. Are we able to use Disney buses even thought we won't check in until 3pm? Does our Meal Plan start that day? Are we able to select FP+ for that day 60 or 30 days prior?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Nancy! I am so glad you stopped by today so I can help you get these arrival details sorted. I do like the way you plan - get to the magical fun ASAP! If you have not done so yet, be sure to complete Online Check-In for your Walt Disney World Resort hotel stay. Your room number will be texted or emailed to you as soon as it's ready, letting you stay at the theme parks as late as you would like.

    When you arrive at your Resort hotel that day, you are more than welcome to check your luggage with Bell Services and then hop aboard the next Disney bus to your favorite theme park. So what adventures do you have planned for that day? Hopping on the back of a banshee? Checking out the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival? Whatever park you plan to visit, be sure to make FastPass+ selections for your favorite attractions. As a Walt Disney World Resort hotel guest, you can begin making these selections 60 days in advance of your check-in date. Highlight that 60-day mark on your calendar, as you will be able to complete FastPass+ selections for your entire Resort hotel stay on that date. This does include your check-in and check-out days.

    When meal time comes along on your arrival day, your Disney Dining Plan will be ready to use. Your dining plan entitlements will be active the morning of your arrival day through midnight the evening that you check out of your Resort hotel. Simply let the Cast Member know that you will be using your Disney Dining Plan and you will be enjoying your meal faster than you can say "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"

    Thanks again for stopping by and please let us know if we can help you plan more of your trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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