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  • On Feb 26, 2020
    Kirstin from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are booking our first family (and our daughters first time EVER!) trip to Walt Disney World and purchasing our plane tickets through the Disney website. But, how does that work regarding luggage check in and payment to the airline?

    Hi Kristin!

    What an exciting time to book your very first Walt Disney World Resort vacation! You will be visiting during one of the most beautiful times a year. If you are planning to visit EPCOT during your stay, be sure to check out the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This beautiful festival will showcase beautiful topiaries, gardens that are transformed into floral wonderlands, and delicious Outdoor Kitchens that allow you to taste culinary creations.

    When you book your Walt Disney World Resort vacation package and include your airline purchase, you will pay the Walt Disney World Resort directly. You will still be able to take advantage of all the great perks that come with staying at the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney’s Magical Express, early FastPass+ selections, and Resort Airline Check-In if you are flying on a participating airline are all available to you. Your Disney’s Magical Express luggage tags will be delivered to your home approximately 2-3 weeks in advance of your vacation.  

    I hope that you and your family have the most magical time! Please be sure to come back to see us real soon with any more vacation planning questions. We love helping Guests just like you!

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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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