• On Jun 17, 2012
    Elyzabeth from MO 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 will be staying at POR in September. We will be arriving at the resort at 7am on the 8th, will we be able to check in? And will we be able to start experiencing the magic right away? Also, what is the best way to get to the Polynesian for ADR at Ohana?

    Hey Elyzabeth!  Congratulations on your September Walt Disney World Vacation!  Guests may begin the check-in process as early at 7:00 a.m. on the day of their arrival. Although your room is not guaranteed to be ready at that time, you will be able to go ahead and get your Key to the World Cards and start experiencing the Disney magic right away!  If you have a Magic Your Way Vacation Package, the cast member will load your Magic Your Way Tickets and Dining entitlements (if on the Disney DIning Plan) onto your Key to The World Card. You can leave your cell phone number with the front desk and they will text you or call when your room becomes available. You can also go ahead and store your bags with Bell Services until your room is available.  When traveling to 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Resort, I would recommend taking the Disney bus to Magic Kingdom. From Magic Kingdom, you can either take the monorail or motor launch(water taxi) to Disney's Polynesian Resort. Please know that DIsney buses begin running approximately one hour prior to park opening and stop running approximately one hour or until the park clears after closing.  I hope this information helps! Please let me know if you have any additional questions that I can assist you with. Best wishes for a Magical September Trip, Elyzabeth!
    Happy Planning,
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