• On Aug 29, 2018
    Victoria from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you arrive before three wil they hold your bags and let you use the pool and or eat? Also if tynhave the dining plan how many meals do you get on your first day there?

    Dear Victoria,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Yes indeed, you can absolutely head directly to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel at any time that suits you on your check-in day, and hop right in that pool or grab a bite to eat! Bell Services will be happy to hold your bags and to deliver them to your room when it is available. Sometimes, your room may be ready before 3pm and sometimes it may not, but either way you are already a guest and are welcome to relax and enjoy!

    If you have added the Disney Dining Plan to your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, once you are checked in (online or in person at the hotel), you may begin to use your meal and snack credits. The credits are calculated per night of your stay, so for example if you have the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan and you are staying for three nights, each member of your party would have six Quick-Service meal credits and six snack credits (and your resort-refillable mug!). You can use those all on one day, or spread across your entire trip. The choice is yours!

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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