• On Apr 5, 2016
    Linda from MS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will most likely arrive a couple of hours prior to 3:00 check-in. We will have our bands. If we do online registration, can we go on to a park instead of waiting?

    Hi there Linda!

    Congratulations on your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation!  This is a great question. I am happy to report that you can go straight to a park rather than waiting for the official check-in time for your Disney Resort hotel. Last year, I purchased my theme park ticket in advance and linked it to My Disney Experience account. As a Guest staying at a Disney Resort hotel, I received a complimentary MagicBand that had my park ticket linked to it. Because my friends and I arrived before noon, we went straight to Epcot rather than heading to Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside.  We were able to use our MagicBands that day for park entry.  We did online check-in as well. 

    I hope this helps. Please don't hesitate to stop by again with any additional questions that you may have. Best wishes for a magical trip, Linda!

    Happy Planning,
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