• On Apr 28, 2018
    Melanie from PE 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.

    We are arriving at Art of Animation on Nov 27 but will land earlier then check in time can we check in early and leave our luggage to be put in the room when its ready ?and head to a park for the day ? What time Do our meal plan and park tickets activate

    Hi, Melanie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thank you for stopping by to bring us your question.

    I so know the feeling of wanting to hit the magic running as soon as you arrive! And hooray for a stay at one of my favorite resort hotels, Disney’s Art of Animation. I hope you love it as much my family does!

    Melanie, I have great news for you! As soon as you arrive, you can absolutely make a pit stop at the hotel, drop off your bags at Bell Services, and once you come back, they will magically be waiting for you in your room. I recommend doing online check-in before you arrive, so you can bypass the front desk altogether when you get there. Online Check-in will send you a text message once your room is ready with the room number and a link to a map of the resort. Since your MagicBands will already be activated when you arrive, you can just go straight to your room to rest and reenergize for your next magical day! 

    Your theme park tickets and Disney’s Dining Plan entitlements will be ready to be used once you arrive so don’t forget to have your MagicBands with you. These will be your keys to the kingdom while you are there!

    I hope this helped answer your question. During your stay at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, be sure to pay attention the details all around. There are surprises in every corner. If you get to take a dip in the Big Blue Pool, go ahead and listen to the sounds “under the sea” for another magical surprise!

    Have a magical day and we hope to see you again real soon!

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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