• On Apr 24, 2018
    Stephanie from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We can check in at 3 PM at our resort. Are we allowed to enter the park prior to that and enjoy some rides or entertainment?

    Hi Stephanie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your vacation is just a few short weeks away and I know you must be getting so excited!

    Great news! You absolutely can enjoy all that Walt Disney World Resort has to offer prior to check-in! If needed, you can leave your luggage with Bell Services and then make your way to the theme park. You can also help maximize your time, even on your 1st day at Walt Disney World Resort, by making FastPass+ selections.

    If you haven't already done so, be sure you use the online check-in service. Not only will it make your check-in at your Resort hotel more efficient, if you provide a mobile phone number, you will receive a text when your room is ready. It's wonderful! 

    You will want to make sure you have your MagicBands with you on your arrival day as they will be used to access your Resort hotel room when it is ready.

    Even though you can skip the front desk and go straight to your room, be sure you drop by the Online Check-in Desk when you arrive at your Resort hotel. Once you show valid I.D., you will be given a Welcome Folder with great information such as times guides and information about your Resort hotel.

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Please let me know if you need any other information as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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