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  • On Feb 12, 2012
    Randolph from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Reserved package for May with coronado, dining, park tickets,flight tickets. Never flown before so I'm new to airline procedures. When should we expect on getting our plane tickets? It is correct we also get luggage tags from disney prior to the trip?

    Hi Randolph!

    These days you almost never get a paper airline ticket anymore.  Usually you just show up with your airline confirmation number and a photo ID.  You can check-in with that at the airport, but usually you can also check-in online a day in advance.  In fact, checking in online may allow you to get a better seat than checking-in in person; it really depends on the airline and their policies!

    You should get that information and your Disney's Magical Express luggage tags prior to your trip, but as long as you have your airline confirmation number, you will be okay.  If your luggage tags don't arrive in time, just go to baggage carousel yourself to claim your luggage; then you take your luggage with you to the Disney's Magical Express Welcome Center.  You and your luggage will be loaded on a bus headed to your Disney hotel.  Personally, I never use the Disney's Magical Express luggage tags, because I like the idea of making sure my luggage travels with me; if you use Disney's Magical Express to deliver your luggage, it can sometimes take a couple of hours before your luggage arrives at your hotel.

    I hope this helps, and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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