Mom And Son Safari
  • On Mar 4, 2012
    Amy from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Staying at CBR. On days parks open at 8 how early should we be at bus stop? Have all confirm numbers, luggage tags w/ ME arranged. What am I forgetting? What are odds of room being ready when we arrive Friday morning at 10:30? Any last minute tips?

    Hi Amy!

    I can sense the stress through your typing!  Relax!  You are doing a great job of being prepared, so let the stress go as you make your last minute preparations!

    The Disney Transportation System generally begins running about one hour before the Parks open.  So, if you catch the bus that early, you will get to the Entrance in plenty of time to enjoy the "Rope Drop" ceremonies!  It's important to note that the buses to each Park typically run about every 20 to 30 minutes to each stop, so if you just miss one, or if the line of people waiting to catch the bus is long, you may have to wait to catch the next one.  But don't worry, it will be there before you know it!

    It sounds to me like you are ready to fly!  Disney's Magical Express is just that - magical!  It really makes everything so easy.  Just check your luggage when you arrive at your home airport, and you will see it again in your room at your Disney Resort!  No hassle!

    Check-in time at most Disney Resorts is at 3:00 p.m.  There is a slight chance that your room will be ready, but more than likely it will not be at that early hour.  So, if you plan to hit the Parks as soon as you arrive, I would suggest you pack a carry-on bag with the essentials you will need at the Parks, and travel dressed in your Park clothes if at all possible.  Upon arrival at your Resort, you can leave any carry-on luggage, jackets, etc... with Bell Services and they will deliver them to your room, or hold them until you pick them up on your return. 

    Then, just check in, get your Park tickets, catch the bus, and away you go!  And don't forget - have a FABULOUS time!

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Meet the Panelist: Teronya, Tennessee

I'm Teronya from Tennessee, but friends call me "Tron!" From experience with Disney Vacation Club, Disney Dining, special diets, Grand Gatherings and more, it would be an honor to help you create your own Walt Disney World vacation magical memories! Learn More About Teronya

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