• On Feb 10, 2016
    Jacqueline from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Arriving March 3rd with my 5yr old daughter. Our flight arrives shortly before noon and check in isn't until 3pm. We do have the park hopper; can we go to MK, then go to the resort check in, and then go back to MK?

    Hi Jacqueline! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, it is so great to hear from you again!

    Your trip is right around the corner! Are you and your daughter getting excited? Usually about a month before our family vacations I make a paper chain countdown with my kids. They really enjoy taking a link off each day until the day we leave!

    The great thing about the Walt Disney World Resort is that even though technically Check-In is at 3:00 P.M. they do let you check in as soon as you arrive to the Resort hotel. We always take advantage of Disney’s Magical Express to transport us to and from the airport. Once we arrive we Check-In at the front desk before doing anything else. If your room is not ready they will take down your phone number and text you when it is ready. This allows you to go to the Theme Parks, Pools, or anywhere else that you want to explore and when you come back to your Resort, you don’t have to go to the front desk you can go straight to your room! If your room is not ready and you have extra bags that you would like stored, Bell Services will be happy to store them for you until you come back to your room! Lastly, I tend to complete the Online Check-In before I even arrive. It really simplifies the Check-In Process once you arrive to start your Unforgettable vacation!

    Have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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