Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jul 3, 2011
    Stephen from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do I need to be at the Park before it closes to enjoy Extra Hours or can I enter the park at anytime after it closes to enjoy Extra Hours ? Also, can I use the dining plan before I check in. Fight lands at 9:15 am and want lunch. Check in isn't until 4?


    As long as you are a Disney resort guest, you are free to enter the park during Extra Magic Hours. You will not need to be in the park before EMH begin to take advantage of this great perk.

    You cannot use the dining plan before you check in. However, you can check into your hotel upon arrival. While your room will probably not be ready at that time, you can get the paperwork out of the way and get your dining plan ready to use. The resort will typically give you a card with a phone number on it that you can call to see when your room is available. If you choose to head into the parks after you arrive, you should be able to go directly back to your room after it is ready, and if you've elected to use Magical Express, you'll probably find your luggage waiting on you, too!

    Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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