• On Oct 3, 2016
    Kim from MS 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.

    Our check-in is at 3pm, can we go in the parks before checking-in? We are staying at a Disney resort and already have our arm bands.

    Hi Kim!

    Thanks for the question. Like you, I can hardly wait to get to the Parks once I arrive at Walt Disney World. You will be happy to know that you can begin your day there anytime! If you would like, you can even stop by your Disney Resort Hotel first to drop off your bags. Simply inform the Cast Member at the front desk that you are checking-in that day and ask them to hold your bags until you return. I have done this many times and it has never been a problem at all. It simplifies the process once you return from the Parks for the day. Another suggestion would be to check-in online from the Parks. That way, you won't have to come back to the hotel in the middle of the day just to check-in. When you return just pick up your check-in information at the front desk, pick up your bags and head to your room. After that, all that is left to do is to have lots and lots of fun!

    Please come back if we can do anything else to help. Here's wishing you a magical Walt Disney World visit and a wonderful day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Utah

Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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