• On Sep 8, 2016
    Megan from BC 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.

    Hi there, we are booked into a WDW resort, but our flight is not arriving until 11:30pm. After customs, I'm sure we will be checking-in well after midnight. Will the resort check-in desk be open and can we still get our magic bands?

    Hey, Megan!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Two years ago my boy and I made a same-day decision and drove to Walt Disney World Resort. The trip took 7 hours and we arrived at 2:00 a.m.

    The lobby to our Resort hotel was quiet but the smiling faces that work the evening/early morning shift were happy to greet us. We checked-in and got our MagicBands. After 4.5 hours of sleep, we were up and ready to hit the theme parks. Tired? Yes. Excited? Absolutely. It was the best day!

    Disney Dad Tip: Most Resort hotels will help shuttle your luggage to your room. We needed this assistance one time when we arrived at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort close to midnight. Just ask the Cast Member assisting you with check-in if there is additional help should you need it.

    Megan, enjoy making many Magical Memories at Walt Disney World Resort!

    ~Jason ºOº

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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