Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Feb 10, 2013
    Dynah 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.

    How early can you check in at AOA?We are staying nearby the night before and would like to be at the rope drop at Epcot the next morning.Is it possible to check in to pick up tickets/meal plan and then be at Epcot? If so, what time should we arrive at AOA?

    Hi Dynah!

    What a great question!
    I love to hear from Guests who already have plans to make the very most of each and every Disney Day! Being at any of the parks in time for "Rope Drop" is a great way to start your day out right!

    Although your resort room at Disney's fabulous Art of Animation Resort will not be ready for your arrival until mid-afternoon, usually 3pm, you're certainly welcome to arrive at the resort first thin in the morning to process your check-in!

    Upon arrival, you'll be able to park your vehicle on site, if applicable, and receive your travel party's Key to the World Cards containing your room key, park tickets and Disney Dining Plan. Once checked in, your cards are active and ready to go for the day! You can opt to receive a text message to your cell phone advising you of your assigned room number once your room is ready. In the meantime, leave your bags at Bell Services to be delivered to your room, and head off into the park to begin enjoying it all!

    On Sunday, August 4th, Epcot is currently scheduled to open at 9am.
    I'd recommend that you plan on arriving at Disney's Art of Animation by 7:30am to allow for check in, dropping off of your luggage, and transportation to Epcot. You'll want to be at Epcot and through the bag check before 8:45am.

    You may wish to consider arriving at your resort even earlier and plan to enjoy your first Disney meal by taking in breakfast in the fabulous Landscape Of Flavors food court before heading off to the park. Plan to be at the resort's bus depot area by between 8:00-8:15am.

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question Dynah.
    I hope you'll write me back soon with more questions about your upcoming visit. I'd love to hear from you again!

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World!


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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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