• On Aug 23, 2016
    Carol from NJ 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.

    Hi we will be coming to Disney on November 3rd. When can I start my online check in? Also, what would be the closest building to the front at Port Orleans French Quarters. I have a bad leg and would love not to have to walk that far. Thanks

    Hey, Carol! I am so sorry you are having difficulty with your leg. I think you have made a great choice to stay at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, considering the issues you are having. This was the Resort hotel I chose for my parents when they visited last December, as my mom was also having trouble with her leg. I wanted to make sure she did not have too far to walk to the bus each morning and evening, so the compact size of this resort made it the most practically perfect choice.

    You will soon be able to complete online Check-In for your stay - September 4, to be exact. When you complete Check-in, you will not be able to select a specific building, but you will notice a selection for Near Transportation. While this is merely a request, it will give the room assignor a little heads-up on the room you would like. You may also call the reservations line and ask the Cast Member to please include a note on your reservation that you are having difficulty with your leg and would like a room close to the main building, preferably in building four or three. Carol, if you do not get placed in either of these buildings, do not worry. This resort's overall size is very small. When my daughter and I stayed there a few years ago, we were in a room that was as far away from the main building as you could get. It really only took us about five minutes to reach the bus stop each morning. Still, you are more than welcome to talk with a Cast Member upon your arrival if you would like to possibly change rooms. They will be able to check and see if there may be one more accessible for you.

    Carol, please stop by again if you have any other questions as you continue to plan your trip. Sending you lots of pixie dust for a wonderful vacation!

    Brandy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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