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  • On Feb 20, 2019
    Nicole from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My flight arrives at 8:30am. We will be using the Disney express to our resort. Is it possible to check in early? If not what can my family do in the meantime? I don’t want to be dragging our luggage around for hours waiting for 4pm check in.

    Hey there, Nicole!
    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Arriving early to Walt Disney World is how we like to start our magical vacation. 

    When we arrive before our check-in time and don't plan to visit the parks on our first day there, we like to stroll through Disney Springs or resort hop. Since you're taking Disney's Magical Express be sure to attach the yellow luggage tags that you will receive in the mail. These tags alert the airport luggage attendants and Cast Members that you want your luggage delivered to your resort room upon arrival. So once you get off of your airplane, just head down to the boarding area for the Magical Express and your luggage will magically appear in your resort room a few hours after your room is ready. You'll receive an email and/or text message alerting you when your room is ready and with your room number. Nicole, then just head to your room, tap your MagicBand and voila! 

    If you've decided not to use the yellow luggage tags, just head down to baggage claim when you arrive in Orlando, take your luggage with you to Disney's Magical Express and when you arrive at your Disney resort have Bell Services hold your luggage for you while you explore the resorts, grab some breakfast at Disney Springs, or play a round of golf at Disney's Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf Course, until your resort room is ready.

    Have the most magical time, Nicole, and if you have more questions before your arrival, please stop by and visit with us again soon!
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My love for all things Disney developed at the age of three from my parents. Today, my Prince, Princess, husband, and extended family share my passion for Walt Disney World too. I am excited to share my passion with you, as I help you plan your next Disney vacation.  Learn More About Korliss

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