• On Aug 24, 2018
    Rebecca from TN 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 have resort reservations but will not be going into the parks on our first night. Can we use the pool prior to checking into our resort or do we need to plan to hit Disney Springs before our check-in time?

    Hi Rebecca!

    Your Walt Disney World vacation will be here before you know it.   Are you too excited?  I know I bounce around my house like Tigger when I have a trip planned.   I hope you have the BEST VACATION EVER!

    Yes, if you arrive at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel and your room is not ready, you can use the on site recreational activities at your Resort hotel including the pool.  My kids always pack a small carry on bag with them that contains a bathing suit and change of clothes so they can head straight to the pool when we arrive.   I encourage you to take advantage of Online Check-In.   Online Check-In allows you to pick an arrival time and lets Disney know what time you will be at the Resort.  By doing this they may have your Resort ready when you arrive.  On my last visit I arrived around 11 a.m. and my room was ready.  I even got a text on my cell phone that told me my room number so I never had to stop by the front desk.  I simply went straight to my room and opened the door with my MagicBand.   Isn't that great?

    I hope this has helped.  Please stop in again anytime another question pops up.   We all love to help a fellow Guest out every chance we get.

    Dream as Dreamers Do,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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