• On Oct 4, 2017
    Jody from NC 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.

    If I do online check in then I can go directly to my room with the Magic Band but how do I get the parking pass for my vehicle?

    Hi, Jody! 

    Greetings from your neighbor to the south, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    Online check-in is such a useful feature as it allows you to bypass the front desk and go straight to your Resort hotel room, provided your room is ready when you arrive. When you complete your online check-in, you have the option of receiving a text message and an email notifying you when your room as all ready. Official check-in time can either be 3pm or 4pm depending on which Walt Disney World® Resort hotel you are staying at, your room isn't guaranteed until that time. However, you may get some pixie-dust and your room become available early. 

    If you are driving in, simply present your MagicBand and a photo ID to the security officer at the entrance gate, all Resort hotels have a gate for guests to stop at before entering the Resort's property. Once they have confirmed your reservation and scanned your MagicBand, you will be presented with your a parking pass, if needed - some Resort's still use parking passes, but many no longer do. When in doubt, just ask when you arrive if you need a parking pass. If your Resort hotel still uses them, it will be waiting for you at the entrance gate. 

    I hope this helps, Jody! Please let me know if you should have any additional questions. I'd also love to know where you are staying and I can confirm if they still provide parking passes, or if they have a MagicBand enabled entrance gate in addition to the security gate. Hope to hear from you again :) 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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