• On Feb 2, 2020
    Karen from Panama 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! I am the main guest on my upcoming hotel reservation. For conflicts of schedule, my mom is flying a few hours before me and she will get to the hotel first. Will she be able to check in without me, using only the reservation code? What about me later?

    Hola Karen! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. We're so glad that you're here with your planning question. We are always happy to help.

    It looks like you have a vacation to the Most Magical Place on Earth this summer. Yay! I love visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in June and July. The energy and enthusiasm is high! It's also a great time to take advantage of the fantastic resort swimming pools.

    Karen, I am happy to tell you that your mom will have no problem checking in to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel before you arrive as long as she is a confirmed guest on your reservation. I frequently travel with family arriving from different airports and flights, and although I am always the lead guest, my parents and siblings have never had an issue checking in without me.

    Your mom should go to the front desk at your resort with the reservation information. If your mom plans to remain at the resort until your arrival, she can pick up your MagicBand as well as her own, and you can reunite at the resort; however, if she will be out experiencing a theme park or shopping at Disney Springs prior to your arrival and will not be present when you reach the resort, she should leave your MagicBand at the front desk for you to retrieve on your own.

    Once you have both reached your destination, let the memories begin! There are so many exciting things to experience at the Walt Disney World Resort this summer. Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for up to date information on new attractions, summer entertainment, and special events. I love traveling with my mom, and I wish you both a magical vacation together.

    ¡Buen viaje!
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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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