• On Feb 6, 2019
    Alison from Greater Manchester Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi we dont land until 9pm from the UK. We've booked the Magical Express to Caribbean Beach. What kind of time do you estimate we will get to check in? Secondly we're on the Dining Plan - do we get credits for the first day? Thanks

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Alison! You've asked two great questions. One has an easy answer, and the other one has a bit more to it, so let's get into it. 

    When you are using the Disney Dining Plan on your vacation, you are allotted dining credits for each night of your stay, so you certainly do have credits to use on the night you check in. These credits roll over from day to day, so you don't have to worry about losing them if they haven't been redeemed. This way, you have extra Quick Service and Snack credits to use on another day, or if you are using a Dining Plan that includes a Table Service credit each day, you can combine your arrival day credit with another one later in the week and enjoy a delicious meal at a signature dining experience that requires two Table Service credits. 

    To answer the second part of your question, there are a lot of moving parts that factor into the timing of your arrival to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel when you're using Disney's Magical Express. Once you're through all of the airport customs procedures and check in for your transportation, it still might be a few more minutes before you leave as you wait for more guests to board. Once you depart, you should arrive at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort in under an hour, depending on the traffic of course, and which other Resort Hotels, if any, other guests are being dropped off at along the way. Relax and enjoy the on-board entertainment, and you'll be there before you know it!

    Have a magical day, Alison!

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I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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