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  • On May 25, 2023
    Megan from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I plan on arriving early morning by car and staying on property. Will I have full use of the transportation system even though I haven't technically checked in yet? And will I be able to park my car at the hotel that I will be checking in to?

    Hello, Megan! I'm so happy to welcome a fellow Pennsylvanian to planDisney! 

    Megan, how exciting that your Magical visit is rapidly approaching! My husband and I are visiting in July as well and I'm already counting down the days. Don't forget that dining reservations can be booked 60 days in advance of your stay and often fill up quickly. If you are interested in table-service dining, I recommend securing reservations if you haven't already done so. 

    Now, let's chat about onsite transportation. The scenario you described is one that often fits my traveling party, so I appreciate this question and am happy to share that we have done exactly what you are suggesting. Whether we drive to our Disney Resort Hotel or are dropped off by a shuttle from the airport, we will often arrive for our vacation early in the day, before the official check-in time. We typically drop our bags with Bell Services and utilize complimentary transportation to Disney Springs. I know other guests love to kick off their vacation with park time, so you are welcome to use transportation to any of the parks as well. Since you're driving, make sure to let the Cast Member at the gate know that you're checking in that day (even though your room likely won't be ready for hours) and they'll direct you to the parking area. 

    Megan, I hope this helps as you're planning ahead. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to come on back to planDisney. My fellow panelists and I love answering questions even more than Andy loves his backyard toys!

    Wishing you a Magical visit,
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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