AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Oct 18, 2013
    Jennifer from PA 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.

    Hi ,we are driving this year to Disney and wanted to know what is the earliest time you can pick up your tickets at the hotel?

    Hi, Jennifer!  We drive quite often from South Jersey, and if things are going well, we might skip our overnight stop and arrive early in the morning at Walt Disney World!

    As soon as you arrive, you can go ahead and check in.  At that time, you can begin using your dining plan credits or theme park tickets.  The only thing you may not be able to access is your room.  In some cases, you may find your room is ready early, however, often, you will be given your room keys without the room number.  Information on your room can be sent via text message to your phone, or you can call a phone number later in the afternoon to get your room number.  This saves you from having to go back to the front desk to pick up room keys.

    I've gotten theme park tickets as early as 6:00 AM, after a long night of driving.  We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at a hotel food court, then headed over for morning extra magic hours at one of the theme parks.  It was a great way to start the day!

    Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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