Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Nov 30, 2012
    Marnie from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If we are flying in and landing at around 9:30 what time should we expect to be at hotel? Do we need to check in or can we go right to the park?

    Hello, Marnie!

    A 9:30 a.m. arrival time is a great way to start off your family's trip to Walt Disney World!

    About 10 days prior to your arrival, you'll be able to complete online check-in; I highly recommend that you do so. This will enable you to hop onto Disney's Magical Express at the Orlando airport and drop your bags at your resort. If your room isn't ready, Bell Services will be happy to store your belongings for you. (Be sure to tuck some more lightweight clothing into each family member's carry-on bags, as it will surely be much warmer in Orlando in March than it will be in Pennsylvania.) One adult can head to the special check-in area for Guests who've checked in online where your materials will have already been set aside for you and your Key to the World Cards will have already been printed. Those KTTW cards are important because they enable you to access your Dining Plan entitlements; you'll want those with you on that first day in the parks.

    Once your bags are dropped off, KTTW cards are picked up and everyone is dressed for a lovely day in the parks, head out and enjoy. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy that first day at attractions and shows, so get ready to have lots of first day fun!

    Send more questions as you think of them, Marnie. You know I love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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