• On Jul 6, 2019
    Erica from KY 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.

    I am coming from the beach to spend two nights at a WDW resort. We want to make the most of our Extra, Extra Magic hours at MK. Can we park at the resort and bus over even though we won't check in until midday?

    Hey there, Erica! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. 

    I too am so excited about the all new extra, Extra Magic Hours offered at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks later this summer. It's going to be a great time to check out new attractions like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge  at Disney's Hollywood Studios and enjoy some old favorites throughout the other parks as well! I think you'll be happy to know that your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guest benefits do take effect early that morning. While your room might not be quite ready, you are certainly able to park your car, enjoy the pool or head off to one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Did you know that you can actually check in to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel up to 60 days in advance? You can do this through your My Disney Experience account. When you online check in, you are asked what time you might be arriving. Since you plan on arriving early, go ahead and let them know what time. This will greatly help the Cast Members working at the Resort Hotel and your room might even be ready early since they know what to plan for. I always think the early you do this, the more likely it will happen. Also, I wanted to mention that your resort benefits expire on midnight the day you check out, kind of like Cinderella. So you actually have all day to use them. I love to spend the morning on our last day poolside for as long as possible. It's a great way to end a fantastic vacation. 

    I hope this helps answer your question. If you have any other before your trip, please stop by and let us know. Enjoy! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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