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  • On Jun 30, 2021
    Sherry from OK Asked

    We will be arriving Sept. 10, 2021 and will be using a transportation service. What time do we need to plan on getting there and leaving? Also, when will be find out if we need fast passes? How about the Memory maker, when do I need to get that? Excited

    Hi Sherry!

    Welcome to planDisney! I can hear the excitement! 

    The good news is that your arrival time can be totally up to you. We typically arrive early. If our resort hotel room is not yet ready when we arrive, we will go grab lunch at the resort hotel or we will leave our bags at Bell Services and head to a theme park. On our last trip, our room was ready by the time we arrived at our resort hotel, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, so we had time to freshen up and then walked to Magic Kingdom for a lunch reservation at 1:00 p.m. We drove once and made a brunch reservation for 10:45 a.m. We had a lovely brunch and by the time we finished, our resort hotel room was ready!

    So, pick your arrival time and then have your plans set. Just know that your resort hotel room may not be ready until later in the afternoon at the actual posted check-in time. Your departure time needs to allow enough time to get to the airport and through the security checkpoint. Since we have gotten accustomed to using Disney's Magical Express® Transportation, we tend to leave three hours in advance. We grab a snack in the airport, browse through some of the shops, or just decompress while we wait for our flight. 

    At this point, we do not have a return date for FastPass+ service. But you can purchase Memory Maker now! Memory Maker has been a must-do for my family for years. Having access to all of our digital PhotoPass photos, especially the photos from attractions is phenomenal. We laugh every time we go through them. 

    Sherry, keep an eye on the operational updates and the Disney Parks Blog for any news about FastPass+ service. Make sure you have all of your Disney Park Pass system reservations. And get ready for an Incredible Disney visit. We cannot wait to welcome you to the magic!

    Magic and memories,

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