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  • On Aug 12, 2009
    Erin 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.

    Hi Joanne! We are driving from Ontario, and will be arriving in Orlando the morning of Aug. 24. If we arrive at 9 am for example, can we use the parks, even if we cannot check into our room till 3pm? or can we only use parks after we check in? thanks!

    Hi again Erin! How exciting that your vacation is almost here! I recommend heading straight to your resort upon your arrival. If there is a room available, they will allow you to access it right away. If not, you will still be fully checked in and will receive your Key to the World cards right away, which will serve as your room key and will have your park tickets and meal credits for your dining plan. You can head straight to a theme park and using the dining plan. If your room is not ready, they will also give you a phone number to call later in the day to check when it's ready. On August 14, when your check-in date is ten days away, I recommend you do the on-line check-in through the Walt Disney World website. Simply click on "My Vacation" in the upper right corner and follow the instructions. This will greatly speed up the check-in process.

    Wishing you a fantastic vacation Erin! Drive safe!
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Meet the Panelist: Joanne, Ontario

Hi! I'm Joanne from Ottawa, Canada. By day I work for the Canadian government. I'm a single mom to my amazing, 15 year-old daughter and am thrilled to be on the Moms Panel. I absolutely love helping you plan your vacation and create your own magical memories! Learn More About Joanne

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