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  • On Feb 13, 2010
    Lori Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I understand check in is between 3pm and 4pm. If our flight comes in earlier than that and we arrive before check in time ... what can we do? How long does it take to get from the Orlando airport to the resorts with Disney's transportation?

    Hello Lori! First of all, I like to budget 90 minutes when using Magical Express.  It doesn't normally take that long but it leaves a nice buffer and anything less is a bonus! 

    Once you arrive at your resort, go ahead and check-in.  In some cases your room will be ready early but if not, you can leave any luggage you may have with Bell Services and start your vacation!  You can visit a park, swim at the pools, have lunch/dinner - whatever you desire.  If your room is not ready when you check in, you will be given your room keys anyway.  If you purchased a vacation package, your tickets and/or dining plan will be stored on your room key and will be available for immediate use.  Once your room is ready, the front desk will text you with your room number if you left your cell number with them on your reservation.

    Have a wonderful vacation!  Diane
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

I’m Diane from Connecticut. I love to travel  - especially to Walt Disney World! I am married with three children and telework as a product consultant. I believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes, no two are the same. Learn More About Diane

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