EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Feb 24, 2015
    Melanie from TN 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.

    We want to take in a park before our 4pm check in time, can we go to the park with only an online check in - we will already have our magic bands due to booking through dreams unlimited?

    Hi Melanie,

    You can check into your resort hotel prior to 4pm. Rooms are not guaranteed to be ready at that time, but you are allowed to check in.

    If your room is not ready, you can store your bags at Bell Services and head on over to the parks or resort pool. We prefer to check in as soon as we arrive so we know everything is taken care of. The resort will send you a text message when your room is ready which includes your room number so you can skip the lobby and head right to your room at the end of your day. 

    Also keep in mind your theme park admission will be ready to use right away, but room charging privileges and Disney Dining Plan credits may not be available until you check in at the resort. 

    I hope this helps, Melanie. Please come back and see us again if you have any other questions.

    Have a Disney day,
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New York

I'm a military wife and mom to two little ones who is either on a Walt Disney World vacation or planning our next one!  Learn More About Ashley

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