• On Dec 27, 2018
    Matthew from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our plane is arriving before 8:00 AM, but since checkin for our resort isn't until 3:00, will we still be able to use the Magic Express to our resort and will they store our luggage until checkin? Would we use another bus from resort to the parks?

    Hello Matthew, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great planning question.

    I am so excited to hear that you are planning to hit the ground running when you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort. I love getting in early and heading out to the parks as soon as I arrive.

    I am pleased to tell you that you can definitely take advantage of Disney’s Magical Express service to your Disney Resort Hotel. Your luggage will arrive separately and will be delivered to your room when it is ready. Before you arrive, you can complete the Online Resort Check-In process and be notified when your room is ready or you can check-in at the front desk when you arrive to see if a room is available. Room availability is not guaranteed before 3:00 PM, but you can always ask.

    You are always welcome to leave any carry-on items, that you do not plan on taking into the parks, with Bell Services. Depending on where you are staying and which theme park you will be visiting, you can take Disney’s complimentary, bus, boat, or monorail transportation to your destination. Bell Services will be happy to bring your stored items to your room when you return in the evening. Be sure to note that you pack your MagicBands in a carry-on bag. You will need them to check-in with the Cast Member at the Magical Express Welcome Center, access your theme park admission tickets, redeem your FastPass+ selections, charge food and merchandise back to your room account, add photos to your Memory Maker account and unlock the door to your resort hotel room.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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