• On Mar 6, 2016
    Michael 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, we gone have a split stay first night at AKL (room only), then we will move to OKW were we have booked a Package with Tickets and DDP. Do we have to check in at OKW before we can use our tickets and the DDP? Or will it work automatically? THANKS :-

    Hi Michael,

    It sounds like you have an incredible Walt Disney World Resort vacation upcoming! 

    I am a self-professed "Queen of the Split-Stay" because I love enjoying two vacations in one. Each Walt Disney World Resort Hotel offers such a different experience. You are about to experience that as you share your morning coffee with some interesting animal friends in the morning, and drift off to sleep surrounded by the periwinkle-colored sights of the Florida Keys that night. Where else but Walt Disney World Resort?

    Of course, when traveling in world-class accommodations, it couldn't get any easier! When you are ready to depart Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, ring for Bell Services to meet you up in your room. You can hand off your luggage then and it will magically appear at the Bell Services stand at Disney's Old Key West Resort. 

    Provided that your theme park tickets are linked to your My Disney Experience account, you can begin your adventure the day you arrive on property. Please keep in mind that your tickets will expire 14-days from first use, even if they have "Days" left. You Disney Dining Plan entitlements, however, will not activate until you are checked-in at Disney's Old Key West Resort. So you will want to pop over early in the day.

    If you are not traveling with a vehicle, I have a recommendation for a smooth second morning. When you are ready to leave Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, I would head over to Disney Springs for breakfast at Earl Of Sandwich. This is one of my favorite Quick-Service locations for it's tasty treats, and great location.  Then, you can hop on a Disney Vacation Club Water Taxi for a relaxing ride to Disney's Old Key West Resort. Check-in, and head out for another Pixie Dusted Disney Day.

    Wishing you many magical memories,

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"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince and a stay-at-home mom to two bold and brilliant little girls; one a Jedi Padawan and the other a Princess. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation. Learn More About Sally

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