• On Oct 26, 2015
    Barbara from OH 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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    We are first timers and are staying at the Art of animation resort. We want to visit Magic Kingdom first thing upon arrival. What time should I plan to arrive at the resort to catch the transport to the park? i know i can't check in until after 3pm

    Hi Barbara,

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Guests are able to check in at their resorts prior to 3pm. If a room is not available, you can check your luggage with Bell Services and head on out to the parks or even hang out at the resort pool. When your room is ready, you'll receive a text message with your room number, allowing you to skip the check-in desk and head right to your room at the end of the day. You can call Bell Services to have your luggage delivered or you can stop by and pick it up at the desk on your way to your room.

    I would plan on getting to your resort early so you can check in, check your luggage, and head out to have a pixie-dusted day at Magic Kingdom Park.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions, Barbara. Planning your first Walt Disney World vacation is so exciting and we're here to make your entire experience as magical as possible.

    Have a Disney day,
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New York

I'm a military wife and mom to two little ones who is either on a Walt Disney World vacation or planning our next one!  Learn More About Ashley

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