• On Feb 25, 2016
    Ticia from MI 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.

    Hi we are planning a trip in Aug. 2016 I am wondering do we have to check into the hotel before we can head to the parks. We plan to get to the area early morning on day of check in and would like to get a full day at the park if we can.

    Hey there, Tricia!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so happy for you. August will be here before you know it! Let the countdown begin.

    You are free to head to the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks as soon as you arrive at the Resort. You do not need to check-in to be able to visit the theme parks, but you can do so if you would like to. You can check-in as early as 6:00 a.m., although your room is not guaranteed to be ready until after 3:00 p.m. If you wish to do so, you may leave your bags will Bell Services.

    Mom's Quick Tip: You can also provide the friendly Front Desk Cast Members with your cell phone number for updates on the status of your room. Once your room is ready, you will receive a text. It is that simple!

    Tricia, I wish you an unforgettable vacation and I encourage you to continue to visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any more questions.

    With Lots of Disney Magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Priscila, Florida

Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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