• On Jun 9, 2018
    Elisha from IN 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.

    We are doing 1 day at Disney with park hopper passes. Staying at Movie All Stars Resort. Extra magic hours are at Animal Kingdom. Where do we go to park first (will be early), and is there a fee? Do we have to check in first or can we go to park first?

    Hi Elisha!

    Extra Magic Hours are an absolutely wonderful way to make the most of your time at the Walt Disney World Resort!  Luckily, if you have your MagicBands and your tickets linked to your My Disney Experience accounts, you can head straight to the parks before you check in!  You can even take advantage of Online Check-In so you can skip the Front Desk and head straight to Disney's Animal Kingdom for Extra Magic Hours!

    If you do not have your tickets or your MagicBands, you will need to visit the Front Desk of Disney's All-Star Movies Resort after 7 a.m. but before heading to the parks.  Cast Members there will be able to give you your tickets and pre-activate your MagicBands.

    Online Check-In and pre-activation will both allow you to enter the parking lots for the theme parks as Resort Guests, meaning you will not have to pay for parking at the theme parks, even though you do not have a room yet.  The Cast Members will just need to scan your MagicBand to show that you are a Guest.

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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