Mom And Daughter Inside Disney hotel
  • On Sep 12, 2014
    Lynn from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If my family is wearing magic bands and I have already completed an online check in can we go directly to Magic Kingdom when dropped off by Magical Express or do we have to still check in in person at Bay Lake Tower?

    Hi Lynn! Congratulations on your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World Resort. You can absolutely enjoy the magic the moment you arrive and check-in at the front desk when you return from the park. However the great thing about completing your online check-in is it streamlines everything so you'll literally be in an out in just moments. I like making sure our MagicBands are activated and ready to go but you can skip this step and head right to the park.

    Best of all, Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort is just a short walk away from Magic Kingdom so you'll be able to experience the magic right away. And, no need to wait for your luggage to arrive, thanks to Disney's Magical Express, it will magically appear in your room later!

    Be sure to attach your Magical Express luggage tags to each item you will be checking at the airport when you depart. Keep in mind luggage delivered to your room can take some time after you check-in at your Walt Disney World Resort - up to 3 hours, so make sure your checked items will not be needed immediately.

    Wishing you a magical and memorable Disney vacation!

thumbnail image for Juliette

Meet the Panelist: Juliette, Georgia

I'm a high-spirited Mom of 4. You say "vacation" and I'll tell you why for our family of 6, there's no better way than the Disney way! Since becoming Disney Vacation Club members, our dreams of travel quickly turn into magical memories again and again...I'm a real world example of the endless vacation possibilities available with the magic of Disney Parks and Disney Vacation Club. Learn More About Juliette

Tips from a Disney Vacation Club Panelist

Our Family's Investment in Memories

view tips

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.