• On Sep 25, 2012
    Diane from AZ 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.

    Love this panel!! 11 days to check in at AoA! First time WDW vacation!! How much time should we expect check-in to take? Is it any faster to do the online check-in?If we leave MCO @ 5pm(rental car) what time can we expect to be done w/ check in? THKS!!

    Hi, Diane!  Check in time can vary, with a lot of factors involved.  Online check in does save some time, as your package will be ready and waiting for you upon your arrival, and you just have to go to the online check in desk to pick up your information.  I've gone when I've been able to walk right up to both online check in or regular check in, but I've also been there and waited a few minutes for online check in, with a pretty healthy line for regular check in.  I don't think I've ever waited longer than ten or fifteen minutes, even at the busiest times.

    The ride from the Orlando International Airport to the Walt Disney World resort area takes about 30 minutes, unless you hit traffic.  You could be there and checked in within 45 minutes time.,

    I hope this helps with your planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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