• On Jan 15, 2020
    Michelle from IN 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.

    What are the check in and check out times at Art of Animation? Would we be able to park at Art of Animation parking lot, prior to check in time, while we visit one of the parks?

    Hello Michelle!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  Thanks for stopping by to ask a great question about your upcoming trip later this year.  It's my pleasure to be able to guide you in the right direction.  Disney's Art of Animation Resort is a favorite of my family.   We love it not only for the adorable theming, but also for the fact that the Family Suites sleep up to six Guests.   My family of five has room to spread out and my teenager can even bring a friend along on trips.  It's a win-win for all of us.  I hope you love it just as much as we do. 

    Check in time for Disney's Art of Animation Resort is 3:00 PM and check out time is 11:00 AM.    Michelle, you absolutely can park and visit a theme park if you arrive before check in time.  My suggestion to you is that you use Direct-to-Room Service and Online Check-in before you arrive.  This will allow you to begin the check in process in advance on disneyworld.com or by using the My Disney Experience app.  During the process you will provide a credit card for any charges you would make, and you can also make room requests and let Disney know what time you will be arriving.   I have found that on many occasions my room has been ready far before official check in time.   Bring your MagicBand with you and you can opt to receive a text to your phone with your room number and map.   You can head right to your room and skip the front desk altogether.    Isn't that great?   

    Enjoy your animated vacation and please pop in again anytime you have another question.  Helping fellow Guests have the most magical time possible on a Walt Disney World vacation is what we enjoy most.

    Dream as Dreamers Do,

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Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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