Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 10, 2012
    Emily from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi there! We are traveling to Disney on Aug,26th,2012 for our first family Disney vacation. I was wondering when we should expect to receive our information from Disney? We are staying at the new Art of Animation resort and are very excited! Thanks!!

    Hi, Emily! Congratulations! Your vacation is almost here! I can't wait to see the new Art of Animation Resort myself!  You will receive your vacation information packet around 4 weeks before your check-in date. Sometimes it comes a little sooner and sometimes a little later.  It will include information about the vacation package you have selected as well as your Walt Disney World Resort hotel.  Usually, there are also special vouchers and coupons and souvenir luggage tags.  If you are using Disney's Magical Express service, you will receive an additional package containing your Magical Express vouchers and Magical Express luggage tags.

    You will receive everything else when you arrive.  Your room key, theme parks tickets, and Disney Dining Plan entitlements (if applicable) are all on ONE card per person called your Key to the World card.  It is issued at your resort when you arrive.  Checking in online is the way to go if you don't have any special requests.  It saves time upon arrival because you basically just walk up and claim your welcome information and your Key to the World cards.  Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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