• On Nov 8, 2017
    Rebecca from NC 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 will be driving to disney world. If we arrive before hotel check in time can you still enter the park.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rebecca!

    My family and I try to fly in as early as possible on the first day of our Disney World vacations, so I have lots of experience in arriving early to check in at our resort and heading right to the parks!

    Yes, you may certainly enjoy a day at the parks before checking into your resort as long as you have purchased a park tickets that you want to use that day. We like to head to our resort and leave luggage with the Bell Services team then hop on Disney's transportation right to the park we'll be enjoying that day. When we come back to the resort later, Bell Services delivers our luggage to our room and we're ready to settle in for the night. Your best bet is to drive straight to your resort and let them know you've arrived. You may be surprised and find that your room is ready! If so, great! Settle in and then head out to the parks! If not, just leave your car and hop on the resort transportation to take you off for a day of adventure! After a long drive in from North Carolina, it'll be nice to let Disney do the driving! Alternately, you may then also drive your own car to the parks since resort guests can park for free.

    Either way, you won't have long until you're arriving at your favorite Disney Park and beginning a magical day, Rebecca! Have so much fun!

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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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