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  • On Mar 3, 2019
    Laura from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are driving to Disney World and are planning to arrive around 10:00 AM on the day we can check in. Can we go right to the hotel and then the parks?

    Hi, Laura! Welcome back! 

    It is great to help an old friend of the Disney Parks Moms Panel, especially with good news! 

    You are super welcome to arrive at 10:00 a.m.! While your room may be ready at that time, it is not guaranteed, though. If your room is not ready by then, you will be welcome to leave your luggage with Bell Services before enjoying the Theme Park of your choice. You will then receive a text message when your room is ready. Simple, right?

    Another great option is to enjoy an early lunch either at a Theme Park or at a Disney Hotel to keep the family fed before hitting the Theme Parks. Many Disney Hotels have amazing dining locations like 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort or Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, so you may have a delicious choice ahead of you!

    Let us know if the Disney Parks Moms Panel can help you even further with advice on dining reservations or FastPass+ selections. It is our pleasure to help you make the most of your upcoming vacation! 

    May the magic be with you, 

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist who also loves to sing and cook. I grew up in Southern Brazil, in Santa Catarina, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now it is my passion to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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