Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 14, 2013
    Kathie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I'm using magical express and arriving about 4 hours before check in. Can we go to the parks before check in? Do I to leave the park to check in at 4 to request the room I would like? If stay at a park and check in after 4 am I stuck with whats left?

    Hi Kathie!

    Congratulations on your fall visit to Walt Disney World!
    You certainly may choose to visit the parks immediately after your arrival if you wish. After disembarking the Magical Express at your Walt Disney World Resort, simply head straight to check-in to have your Key to the World Cards distributed to your family and you'll be all set! You'll immediately be able to begin accessing the parks, your Disney Dining Plan (if applicable) and Resort Room Charging privileges. 

    If your room isn't ready upon arrival simply check your bags with Bell Services and choose to have a text sent to your cell phone. The text will advise you of your room number so that upon your return at the end of the day, you'll know where to head to! Your bags will have been magically delivered to your room by then as well. If you arrive at your room and find that they are not yet there, simply call down to Bell Services to have them sent right out to you.

    In terms of requesting a certain room location, I'd recommend that you do this in advance. Call and speak to a Cast Member at (407) 939-7675 and mention that you'd like to add a "note" to your reservation. Make your requests or preferences known and they'll be notated. Do remember that this is a 'request' and not all requests can be guaranteed to be met. You can be assured that Cast Members will do their very best to meet your needs based on availability at the time of room assignments. Upon arrival the day of check-in, mention your requests again to the Cast Member processing your check-in. They should be able to confirm what's available for you at that time - or offer you a few options to choose from since they'll know who's checking out and what will be available that afternoon.

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World Kathie!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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