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  • On Sep 13, 2022
    Sacha from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I will be checking in to the Contemporary Resort on November 19th,but we plan to arrive early that morning before check in to get the most out of our trip.Even though check in time is not until 3pm,will we be able to use early entry hours that morning?

    Hi there, Sacha! Welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with such a great planning question.

    Sacha, it sounds as if your vacation planning is off to the most fantastic start! Disney's Contemporary Resort (one of my absolute faves!) is a fabulous choice for your magical home away from home, and Early Theme Park Entry for Disney Resort Hotel Guests is one of the best ways to hit your favorite attractions with less time waiting in line. You are on track to have the most magical vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth! Let's tie up your loose planning ends so you can sit back, relax and start your pixie-dusted countdown!

    I think you will be happy to hear that you can absolutely take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry on your check-in day, even before you've checked in. I suggest completing the Online Check-In on the My Disney Experience website or app so that the Resort will be aware of your early arrival. Once you arrive, drop your luggage off at Bell Services, grab a coffee from Contemporary Grounds and go enjoy your perk of getting 30 extra minutes of fun in the theme parks! 

    Be sure to pack a park bag with everything you may need throughout the day. I always pack my MagicBand+, wallet, sunscreen, a refillable water bottle, any medications we may need and even swimsuits in my park bag when dropping off the rest of my things to Bell Services.

    Sacha, did you know that Disney's Contemporary Resort is just a short, magical walk over to Magic Kingdom Park?! It makes getting to the park for Early Entry and back to the Resort for a midday break a pixie-dusted breeze! I love taking the early morning stroll to Magic Kingdom Park for Early Entry, having a blast in the park, and then heading back to the Resort for an afternoon break from the heat and crowds. After lunch at Steakhouse 71 and a dip in the pool, I'm refreshed and ready to head back to Magic Kingdom for fireworks to top off a magical Disney day. BEST. DAY. EVER!

    I hope this was helpful, Sacha, and I hope you have an unforgettable upcoming vacation full of fun and extra theme park time! Please stop by any time with any questions you may have along the way. You've got a friend in planDisney!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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