• On Jul 9, 2017
    Jessica from SC 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 plan to arrive at Disney a day before we start visiting the parks. I know check-in is at 3, so what other activities are available without going to the parks? Can we enjoy the pool before check-in? Or Disney Springs? Any suggestions would be helpful!

    Hiya Jessica!

    Thank you so much for stopping by!  Checking in before you begin your park adventures is a great way to get to know your resort and visit other activities that Walt Disney World Resort has to offer!

    You are welcome to check-in before 3 PM.  Your room many not be ready, but you can opt-in to receive a text message when your room is ready!  You can leave your bags with Bell Services (if you have any), and set off on your adventure!  I would definitely suggest that spend some time exploring your resort and the grounds.  You're welcome to enjoy the pool and other amenities at your resort as well!

    A visit to Disney Springs is always a good idea to me!  I can easily spend days there and not see everything!  It's a different adventure every day!  You can easily have lunch, do a little shopping, some sight-seeing--all while taking in the sights at Disney Springs!  Make sure you check out the Disney Springs website I've linked to, and write down your favorites!  

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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