Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Apr 11, 2015
    Amanda from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My family and I will be driving down from NC, we plan on leaving early in the morning so we can arrive at WDW around noon. Is there a way we can check-in early and then go straight over to A.K. so we don't loose a day? I know most check-ins are after 3pm..

    Hi Amanda!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Our family loves to arrive as early as possible on our first day at Walt Disney World Resort so we can spend some time in Magic Kingdom on our first day. You are welcome to check-in to your resort at any time on your check-in day, but your room may not be available. If you want to head directly to Disney's Animal Kingdom when you arrive, you can take advantage of Online Check-In to expedite the check-in process. I would recommend making a quick trip to your resort to check-in at their front desk so you can drop your bags off with Bell Services and setup credit card charging privileges on your MagicBand. That will allow your belongings and toiletries to be out of the Florida heat. I just love being able to make all of my purchases using my MagicBand so I don't have to dig through my bag for my credit card. Bell Services can even deliver your bags right to your room when it is ready so at the end of your park day, you can head right back to your room so you can be ready for your first big day!

    Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help as you prepare for your trip. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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