Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 19, 2015
    Alexa from IL 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.

    If I complete online check in, am I able to head straight to the parks upon arrival? (We will be driving) or do we still need to stop at the hotel?

    Hi Alexa,

    Thanks for your great question! Your MagicBands will work for admission to the parks if you don't want to stop at your Resort hotel on your way in. However, you won't be able to use them to make purchases until you verify your credit card on file at the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel.

    Also, because you will be driving, you will want to make sure you have your parking pass so you won't have any issues when driving to the parks. Completing Online Resort Check-In is definitely a timesaver. If you don't want to spend much time at your hotel before hitting the parks, I suggest stopping by your hotel for a few minutes to complete the check-in process and get your parking pass. That way, when you are tired from all your fun, you can just go straight to your room and relax!

    Wishing you safe travels and a wonderful vacation. Please let us know if we can help you in any other way!

    Andrea U.
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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