• On Aug 18, 2018
    Kathy from CO 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.

    Hello Moms, We have reservations at the Contemporary resort on December 31st. That morning is EMH at AK. Do you know if we can enjoy EMH before we check into our resort at 3pm? We’re driving in and don’t want to arrive to be turned away at EMH. Thanks!

    Hi Kathy, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question!

    My family and I usually rent a car when we visit Walt Disney World Resort, so we often want to head straight to the Theme Parks when we arrive in Central Florida after an early morning flight. Based on my experience, if your Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation is properly linked to your MagicBand, you should be good to go and experience Extra Magic Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park during your first day of your vacation. 

    That being said, if it’s at all possible, I still recommend that you make time to go to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel before heading to the Parks.. That way, you can iron out any potential glitches associated with your reservation, including your resort charging privileges and other “linking” issues that may arise. Sometimes, losing a few minutes of fun is worth it to prevent losing much more time later. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming vacation. Please don't hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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