Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Sep 13, 2013
    Mike Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    French-Port New Orleans with a 7 day park hopper ticket - we are not suppose to check in until 3pm on the 23rd,but we would like to spend our whole day in the parks on the 23rd. Is there a way to get our tickets and use them then go check in at 3pm?

    Hi Mike!

    You can absolutely kick off your vacation bright and early on the 23rd. Just be sure to check in at Disney's Port Orleans - French Quarter and they'll provide your Keys to the World for access into the Parks. If you're participating in the Disney Dining Plan, you can begin utilizing your entitlements right away, too! 

    Our family always seems to book the first flight out of Chicago on our arrival day (because we can't bear to begin our vacation any later!), so we typically check in well before 3:00 p.m. In our experience, our Resort Hotel texts us when our room is ready. How convenient is that?

    The key is to have your carry on bags packed with any item you might need while touring the Parks. TSA approved sunscreen containers, autograph books, etc. Disney's Magical Express might not deliver your checked bags until much later in the day/evening so it's important to have your "day bag" with you on the plane. 

    I hope this answered your question, Mike, and have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherri, Illinois

As a prior Cast Member, I look forward to providing you the overlooked aspects of Walt Disney World! We are often found planning our next adventure full of dining, recreation and practically-perfect family time. Learn More About Sherri

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