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  • On Feb 9, 2023
    Alexander from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am staying at one of the resort hotels. On the day of my check in can I arrive at a theme park directly during the early morning magic hour and then park at the theme park and use the online app to check into my resort hotel?

    Welcome to planDisney, Alexander! Thanks so much for swinging by with your question today. 

    There are so many reasons that I love staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel. Each one is uniquely themed, and it's so convenient to be right in the middle of all the action. My favorite perk, however, is the extra time each day in the Theme Parks exclusively for Resort Hotel guests. I'm pleased to tell you that you can begin using that perk on the day you check in! Even if it's early in the morning and you haven't been to your room yet, you are still considered a Resort Hotel guest and you will be able to enjoy the Theme Park of your choice beginning 30 minutes before the official opening. 

    Direct-to-Room Service using Online Check-In is the preferred way to check into your room, and it really does simplify the entire process. You'll be able to add any requests that you have for your room location, and you'll get a notification through the My Disney Experience app when your room is ready! You can even use your phone to open your room's door, so you can bypass the Front Desk altogether. 

    I hope this answers your question, Alexander, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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