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  • On Mar 8, 2020
    Christiane elisabeth from Almeria Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! Why is it impossible to book a Disney Resort for a night before the visit in the first park? Might it even be possible to come in the resort in the morning and leave the car there?

    Hello Christiane Elisabeth!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am so glad to hear that you are considering staying in the middle of the magic during your visit! I always stay at a Disney Resort hotel to enjoy several benefits including complimentary transportation to and from Orlando International Airport, theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs, access to Extra Magic Hours, complimentary MagicBands, and one of my favorite benefits: early FastPass+ planning up to 60 days before check-in.
    As a fellow international traveler visiting all the way from Brazil, I prefer arriving at my Disney Resort hotel at least one day before going to the first theme park. We usually get very tired after long haul flights so this is very important for my family as it gives us time to rest and recharge before all the fun! If you are having trouble booking a stay starting the night before you actually plan to visit, I highly recommend contacting your travel agent in Spain to assist you with reservations. Maybe the hotel you wish to stay at is fully booked for the first night of your vacation, so I suggest checking availability at other Disney Resort hotels.

    In case you arrive early in the morning by car, you are welcome to park at your Disney Resort hotel, check in, pick up your MagicBands, leave your luggage with Bell Services and use complimentary transportation to go to the theme parks. Upon returning you can pick up your luggage and go to your Guest room. Please note, however, that standard overnight parking charges apply, and the current parking fee depends on the hotel category (value, moderate, deluxe and deluxe villas). 

    Christiane Elisabeth, did you know that the Disney Parks Moms Panel is available in Spanish? Please stop by next time, our fellow panelists will be delighted to assist you in your beautiful language.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and 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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