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  • On Aug 2, 2021
    Christina from NV Asked

    Hello I will be traveling in October with family staying at art of animation. Will I be receiving luggage tags for our suitcases so we can take the shuttle to our resort? Also it will be a birthday so will anything magical be able to happen?

    Hello, Christina and welcome to planDisney, where like Nemo's dad, we're ready to help guide our fish!

    I'm so excited to hEAR that you're planning a visit to Disney's Art of Animation Resort. My family and I love this property with its larger than life characters and of course... The Big Blue Pool! Now, in order for you to dive into the fun of this resort, let's talk about your arrival.

    First, it's important to note that luggage tags are no longer mailed to guests prior to arrival as Disney’s Magical Express service no longer provides luggage delivery for those arriving to and departing from the airport. This does mean, Christina, that you'll need to make your way to baggage claim before heading to the check-in for Disney's Magical Express. My family and I just used Disney's Magical Express on our recent trip and found it easy to take our bags through the Magical Express line. If you haven't already secured your Disney's Magical Express reservation, you can do so by calling 1 (866) 599-0951. Before you call, make sure to have your Disney Resorts Collection hotel reservation confirmation number and your flight information.

    Christina, once you've arrived at Disney's Art of Animation Resort it sounds like you'll be ready to celebrate a Magical birthday! My first recommendation is to stop by the front desk and ask a Cast Member for complimentary birthday buttons. We just celebrated my son's 10th birthday at the Walt Disney World Resort and he was continually delighted by all of the well wishes he received just by wearing his button!

    On one evening of our trip we also ordered a Mickey Mouse Celebration specialty cake. If you're interested in this add-on, check out THIS PAGE for more information. These cakes are offered at a number of restaurants all around the Walt Disney World Resort and are a great way to add a little birthday pixie dust (... or icing)!

    Christina, I'll be wishing on a star for you that at the end of each day of your stay you're loudly proclaiming this was the "best day ever." I hope you'll come on back to planDisney with any other questions.


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Disney Vacation Club and Walt Disney World Resort questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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