• On Oct 12, 2016
    M a from MD 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.

    On day of checkin..arriving early can we have a snack at the hotel. Perhaps using early checkin online?

    Hello again, M A! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so glad you brought us another great question. Guests are welcome to pick up a snack in their resort at any time, as long as their dining locations or gift shops are open. These will open as early as 6:00 a.m., but some do open an hour later. Cast Members at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel will be able to give you more information upon your arrival.

    The last time we spoke, you were asking how best to use your Disney Dining Plan credits. I am glad I know you are using the Disney Dining Plan so we can discuss how to best purchase your items. When you arrive, you will want to stop by the front desk to check-in if you are there earlier than the standard 11:00 a.m. check-in time. Doing so will ensure that your dining entitlements are activated. You will notice a special line designated for Guests who completed Online Check-In. It should only take a few moments to complete this and the Cast Member will have you on your way to search out a practically perfect snack faster than you can say, "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"

    I hope you have a magical day! Please stop by anytime you have a question while planning your 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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