• On Jun 25, 2017
    Emily 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.

    I staying at the animal kingdom and plan to arrive early before 3 so we can go to the park. We have the deluxe dining plan. Would I be able to use a dining credit before 3?

    Jambo, Emily and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, we thank you for this excellent question!

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a spectacular choice of Resort hotels, Emily, well done!

    I am thrilled to hear you’ll be participating in the current Disney Dining Plan during your stay and am pleased to report that you will be able to utilize your Meal Entitlements on the day of check-in, which is the day your Walt Disney World Resort reservation package begins. I hope your Guest Room is ready when you check in, but in the event it is not, you can leave your belongings with Bell Services, which is near the Front Desk at this Resort hotel. You may wish to carry a day bag with you containing first day essentials.

    Emily, to expedite your arrival at the Front Desk please complete your Disney Resort hotel Online Check-In from the comfort of your home and don’t forget to customize your plans via My Disney Experience for all the exciting Autumn adventures that await your arrival as well as your Disney Dining reservations.

    Please familiarize yourself with the amazing benefits you will enjoy as a Disney Resort hotel Guest in order to optimize your conveniences and magical experiences during your stay with us.

    We wish you a most magical vacation and it would be our pleasure to be of assistance again soon, Emily, asante~thank you!

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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