• On Oct 3, 2018
    Kristopher from MS 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 MCO at 1:20 am, after gathering our bags, making our way to magical express and ultimately our resort, will we be able to check in early?

    Hi Kristopher,

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It sounds like you're already well on your way to putting together all of the pieces of a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! I'm so excited for you!

    Based on your timeline, you'll likely arrive at your Resort hotel right around the official check-in time, however, I would actually recommend checking in to your Disney Resort hotel room online ahead of time. That way, you'll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy your Disney's Magical Express ride to your Resort hotel, knowing that you'll receive a text message and/or email when your room is ready for you. Regardless of how you check in, though, you'll be considered a Guest of your Resort hotel for the entire day of both your check-in and check-out, so even if you arrive and your room isn't ready, feel free to change clothes and enjoy the pool or join in with some scheduled activities. Or if you'd prefer, you may leave any bags with Bell Services and head out to enjoy a theme park or begin exploring the wonderful shops, restaurants, and entertainment at Disney Springs. About your bags, though, did you know that one of the perks of using Disney's Magical Express is that you don't need to grab any checked bags yourself? Simply attach the yellow tags that you'll receive in the mail to your checked baggage and after you check it in it at your departing airport, it will automagically show up in your Resort hotel room! How's that for some Disney magic?

    Please let us know if we can help with anything else as you're planning your trip, Kristopher, and have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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