Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 6, 2012
    Karolina from ON 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.

    Hello, We have our hotel booked from Dec 23 to Dec 25, check in is at 3pm. However, can we go to one of the parks prior to check in? Or do we have to wait until check in to be able to go to Magic Kingdom, or Animal Kingdom?

    Hi, Karolina!

    In short, the answer is yes!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort room may not be ready for you to check into it prior to 3 p.m. However, you may check in at any time, thus receiving your Key to the World Cards, Dining Plan entitlements and park passes (if applicable) as well as having the convenience of leaving your baggage with Bell Services. It's a great way to start off your trip to Walt Disney World!

    In fact, Guests may use the outstanding Online Check-In service from about 10 days prior to arrival. I love that service as it really streamlines the process of physically checking in once we're at the resort. Your check-in materials will be pre-printed for you, and will be set aside with a Cast Member who is assisting only Online Check-In Guests. What a time saver!

    So, head out to the parks as soon as you have your tickets in hand and enjoy a full day of Magic! Enjoy!

    Be sure to send more questions as you think of them, too, Karolina. We 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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