Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 24, 2015
    Robert 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.

    I want to do online check in for The Art of Animation, We are to check in at 3:00, but we have reservations at the T-Rex cafe at 3:30. So my question is do I have to physically be at the resort at 3, or does it all go to the magic band?

    Hi Robert,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! My family has stayed at Disney's of Animation Resort on three different occasions, and it has become one of our favorite Resort Hotels. My kids love the "larger than life" characters that are showcased throughout the Resort and enjoy splashing the day away in the Big Blue Pool. You're going to have a great time there!

    If you have completed online check-in, provided your credit card information, and received a "Direct to Room" email, then you should be able to go straight to T-REX in Downtown Disney Area. The "Direct to Room" email indicates that everything has been activated, and you are all set to start enjoying the Theme Parks and Dining Reservations. 

    If you did not receive an email, then you can call (407) 939-3463 to make sure they have all of the information needed so that everything is activated. You can also go to your Resort Hotel prior to the 3:00 P.M. check-in time on the day of your arrival to be sure they have all of the necessary information.

    Please stop back by should you have any additional vacation planning questions!

    Magical Wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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