• On Jan 27, 2018
    Carrie from IA 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 am taking a Disney cruise then staying at Art of Animation for a few days after the cruise. When we depart the cruise, we plan to head straight to Magic Kingdom - will we have to pay for parking at the park since we aren't checking in first?

    Dear Carrie,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    The great news is that yes, that will not be a problem at all. Be sure that your Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation is loaded into your My Disney Experience mobile app so that you can easily present it to the friendly Cast Members at the front gates. They will be able to help you out. 

    I do recommend in general that you do online check-in ahead of your arrival at the Walt Disney World Resort. That will ensure that your information is on file and that you can skip the check-in line once you do arrive to your hotel after a long day playing in the parks!

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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