Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 10, 2018
    Rosa from AK 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.

    My family will arrive in Orlando at about 6am on a Monday. Check-in is not until 4pm and we will have a long flight from Alaska. What would you recommend we should do to best use our time? We are two adults with a 9 and a 2 year old kids.

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rosa!

    There's no better way to start out your Walt Disney World vacation than to arrive at the start of a new day.  Although check-in is technically later in the afternoon,  you should head straight to the front desk upon arrival to your resort.  You are welcome to utilize all the facilities at your resort even though your room will likely not be ready.  What's more?  You can check any unneeded bags with Bell Services.  

    My best suggestion for an early arrival after a long journey from Alaska?  Pack your swim gear in a carry-on and relax by the pool and get to know your resort as well.  Plan a nice dinner on property and get to bed early to prepare for an action-packed adventure the next day! Enjoy, and have a fabulous trip!

    Magically yours in 2018,

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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