• On Aug 4, 2019
    Christine from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Good evening, My granddaughter and I are traveling to disney for our first time, check in time is 3pm, but my flight arrives at 11:00am. What are some things we can do to get our adventure underway?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Christine! Thank you for bringing us your question! I'm so excited to hear that you will be going on your very first trip to Walt Disney World! Do not worry, we are hEAR to help!

    The fact that check-in time is at 3:00 pm does not mean the fun has to wait! First off, if you have theme park tickets for your first day, you can drop off your luggage with Bell Services for them to store it until check-in time and in the meantime you and your granddaughter can head over to the Parks! When your room is read, you will receive a text message and/or email, and at point, you may decide to go back to your Resort or stay at the theme parks as late as you would like to. 

    If you do not have theme park tickets for your first day,  you may visit Disney Springs and have lunch there, and potentially do some shopping. The atmosphere is so vibrant, you will love it there and will not want to leave. Something else you can do is hop on the resort monorail and visit the iconic Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney's Contemporary Resort, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. You will absolutely love touring them and may want to eat dinner at one of their delightful table-service restaurants

    Be sure to visit this guide with great tips for grandparents and grandchildren vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort! My children love it when the grandparents come along. Oh, what great memories lie ahead of you both!

    I hope this information is helpful. I cannot wait to see you again on the panel with more questions, Christine! We are happy to help you make your vacation with your granddaughter as magical as it can be. 

    See you real soon, 
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Meet the Panelist: Desiree, Peru

Hi! I'm Desiree from Lima, Peru. My family will never ever tire of visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth, even if means traveling almost 3,000 miles to do so! My husband and I love to watch the fireworks with our kids, but the best magic happens when the grandparents come along and we all feel the same age in front of Cinderella Castle! I love giving tips about different types of resorts and traveling with multigenerational groups.
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