• On Mar 19, 2017
    Sarah from NSW Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be arriving at AOA before check in time (on the magical express), can we use the pools/facilities whilst waiting for check in? Also can we use the bus to get to disney springs before we check in as well. Thanks

    Hi Sarah,

    You must be so excited about your upcoming stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort! Come prepared to be impressed by the incredible theming at this Resort, as you step into the worlds inhabited by some of your favorite Disney animated characters. 

    As you will be traveling all the way from Australia, I am sure you will be anxious to relax and get the fun started as soon as you arrive. After taking the Disney Magical Express complimentary motorcoach transportation from the Orlando International Airport to your Resort hotel, you will be able to check in even if you are arriving before the designated check in time. In the event your room is not immediately available, you would be welcome to leave your belongings with Bell Services and take advantage of all of the wonderful amenities throughout this Resort, including the pools. Be sure to visit The Big Blue Pool, which happens to be the largest Disney Resort hotel pool on property. This zero-entry pool, which was inspired by the movie Finding Nemo, even boasts its own underwater speakers!

    I am also pleased to confirm that you will certainly be able to take Disney's complimentary bus transportation from your Resort to Disney Springs, where you will find a multitude of shops and restaurants capable of appealing to everyone in the family. A visit here would be a great way to pass the time until your hotel room became available.

    Should you have any other questions as you continue with your planning, please send them our way. Wishing you a magical upcoming Disney vacation!

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