• On Aug 4, 2016
    Monique from LA 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.

    If we get to our Resort before it's time to check in, can we still go swimming and use the amenities at the Resort while waiting for check in time?

    Welcome back, Monique!

    I like the way you plan! You absolutely should take advantage of arriving early and enjoying all the magical amenities your Walt Disney World Resort hotel has to offer. Upon arrival, stop at the Front Desk to make sure your MagicBands are working and see if your room is ready. You will need your MagicBand to access pool gates, and you can also begin using any Disney dining plan credits or charge food and drink purchases. Be sure to complete Online Resort Check-in to expedite the check-in process by setting up a credit card and PIN code for MagicBand purchases, as well as make room requests and note your arrival time. If your room is not ready when you arrive, then you can store any luggage with Bell Services and head straight to the pool to relax. You can also elect to receive text message updates to let you know when your room number and when it is ready.  

    I hope this answers your question! Please let us know if you have any other questions!

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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