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  • On May 24, 2023
    Nathan from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the earliest time on my check-in day that I can get to my resort, receive my park tickets, and store my bags? I want to arrive at my resort at 7:30 am so that I can make it to a park before "early hours" start, would I have any problem?

    Hi Nathan and welcome to planDisney!

    I love that you're planning to hit the parks as soon as you arrive!  It's great to maximize your park time while on a Walt Disney World vacation and pack in as much magic and memories as you can.  Early Theme Park Entry is a great perk for Guests who are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, so why not take advantage on your arrival day!

    Check-in is officially at 3:00 PM at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, but you can arrive at any time, even at 7:30 AM, to store your bags with Bell Services and get yourself set for a day in the parks.  If you need to collect anything like physical park tickets or MagicBands, a friendly Cast Member at the front desk can help you out.  If you do online check-in prior to your arrival, you can skip the front desk and you'll get a notification or text when your room is ready, but there's no rush to get back to your hotel if you're having fun in a park.  

    If you're interested in a MagicBand for your upcoming vacation, you can purchase them at a discount prior to your visit as a Disney Resort hotel Guest.  MagicBands make vacation life a little easier by having the ability to enter theme parks, access Lightning Lane attraction queues, make purchases for merchandise and food and even open your hotel room door.  There is no need to dig around in your bag or pockets for various cards when you have all the magic right on your wrist.  I just love the different design options they offer like various characters, Resort hotels and attractions.  It's hard to choose just one!  To order a pre-arrival MagicBand, head to your My Disney Experience account and click on "My MagicBands and Cards".  

    Please stop back by and visit if you have any additional vacation planning questions.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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