• On Jan 9, 2018
    Michael from KY 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 driving from KY. Can we park at our resort and go on into a park before checking in or do we have to check in to the resort at 3 pm first? I don't want to use a ticket up for half a day.

    Howdy Michael!   I am so excited you and your family are planning a trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth.   I bet you can not wait to arrive.    It will be here before you know it.

    Like yourself my family and I drive to the magic from Alabama.  You certainly can park at your Disney Resort hotel and head to a theme park even if your room is not ready.   I have found however, that if you aren't picky with the location of your room they usually can find a room for you before check in time.   I can't guarantee this will happen but it's worth a shot.   Another option is to check in online and state the time  you will be arriving,  this gives the Resort a heads up and they may have a room ready early for you.   If you complete Online Check-In and leave a working cell phone number and credit card for incidentals they will send you a text with your room number and location.   You can simply head right to your room and enter with your MagicBands.   Isn't that awesome? I
    f the room isn't ready you can park and either leave your bags with Bell Services or in your car.   Once you've parked just hop on board one of the forms of Disney transportation and head out for some fun.   

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, please visit us again with any additional questions you may have about your upcoming adventure to Walt Disney World.

    Have a Disney Day,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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