Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jul 4, 2012
    Lora from PA 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 will be arriving before check in time @ AoA. Will we be able to use our dining plan to eat at The Mara? Also, can we explore the savannah while we are there?

    Hi Lora,

    I recently stayed at the brand new Art of Animation hotel. What a wonderful addition to the Disney resort family!

    You should head directly to AoA when you arrive on property. Even if you're there prior to check-in time, you can register at the hotel. When you register, they will give you your Key to the World Card which will later function as your room key, but for now will function as your Disney ID card, allowing you to explore the parks and resorts freely. The Key to the World card will also be loaded with any dining plan credits or park tickets you may have purchased. 

    You're then welcome to head over to the Animal Kingdom and enjoy a meal at the Mara. They will certainly accept Disney Dining Plan credits there as payment. You can also stay and wander around the hotel and watch the animals from the savanna observation stations. It's a great way to spend a first afternoon at Walt Disney World.

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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