• On Dec 9, 2019
    Koren from MB 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.

    Hi! Going to WDW for the very first time in January, and am very excited! I've been seeing a lot of stuff about early check in, but since I'm in Canada, they wouldn't ship my magic bands to me. Can I still do the early check in?

    Hi Koren!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to see that you are planning your first visit and will be arriving in less than a month!! Please come back and ask us anything!  We will be very happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort.  These planning videos may provide you with some inspiration, and we have our own Disney Parks Moms Panel Video Library which is full of useful tips.  I am an International Guest too (from the UK) so I know that you absolutely can do online check-in, in advance of your trip.  Simply visit the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel to collect your MagicBands when you arrive.  If you have provided an email address and phone number you should receive a text message or email to advise you when your room is ready, and details of your room number.  This is very useful if you arrive at your Disney Resort hotel earlier than the standard check-in time (usually 3.00pm).  You can leave your luggage with Bell Services, who will store it securely for you if you want to go the parks, Disney Springs, or just enjoy some pool time while you wait.  

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions. We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, and keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest official news and updates on any events that may be happening during your stay.

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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