• On Aug 26, 2018
    David from MA 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.

    Hi our flight gets in to orlando early. Can we go to the parks before we check in to the animal kingdom lodge?Also would we have to pay for parking at the park and also at the hotel for the night? thank you

    Greetings David and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort adventure is just a couple of weeks away! Pretty soon you will be making magical memories that will be treasured forever.

    You are welcome to arrive early and go straight to the parks! One of the benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel is being able to check in online before arrival. This way your park tickets will be active on your first day, and you can immediately start using your MagicBand to enter the parks. During the day you will receive a message informing your room number at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, and you can also check this information on the My Disney Experience mobile app. In the evening, simply skip Front Desk and go straight to your room.

    Disney Resort hotel Guest can enjoy complimentary standard parking at all four theme parks, however a nightly fee will be charged when you use the hotel parking lot. The cost for each night will be added to your hotel folio and charged at check-out. If you decide not to use your car, you can always rely on Disney complimentary transportation to travel throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your first question, David. I hope this helps you while planning, and please come back real soon!

    Best magical wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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