• On May 6, 2021
    Tammy from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Driving to WDW from KY. Plan to spend the night near Orlando so we can go to the parks early on our check in day. Staying at POP. Can I park at the hotel and catch the bus/skyliner to a park even though I haven't check in yet?

    Hi there, Tammy!

    It sounds like you've got a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation on the horizon! I'm sure you're counting down the days until you drive through those gorgeous gates, ready to experience all there is to see and do at The Most Magical Place on Earth. 

    When we visit Walt Disney World, we usually want to get straight to the theme parks as early as possible, just like you. My kids are ready to dive right into the fun the moment we arrive in Orlando! At this time, Guests of Disney Resorts Collection hotels, like Disney's Pop Century Resort, are encouraged to use Online Check-In service to bypass the Front Desk and be able to go directly to your resort room when it's ready. You can begin the check-in process in advance on the Walt Disney World website or with the My Disney Experience mobile app. Within the app, there is an Unlock Door feature, or Guests can use a MagicBand to open their resort room door. You'll receive a notification when your room is ready, and get the information you'll need about your room number and location. No need to visit the Front Desk when you arrive, you can head straight to your room!

    When you arrive at the resort on your first day, simply present your MagicBand or government-issued I.D. to the Cast Member at the gate. They'll be able to look up your resort reservation and allow you to park, so you can get an early start in one of Walt Disney World's four awesome theme parks! Complimentary bus transportation is available to take you to Magic Kingdom Park or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, or you can fly high in a colorful gondola using Disney's Skyliner Transportation to reach Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios

    I hope this helps with your planning. Please come back and visit us here at planDisney if you have more questions before your vacation!
    Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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