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  • On Nov 1, 2009
    Darin from MI Asked

    We will be arriving in Orlando at 9:30 A.M. this Thursday, Nov. 5. We will need to change our clothes before heading off to Animal Kingdom. Are we going to be able to check-in this early? If yes, should we bring our luggage with us on the Magic Express?

    Hi, Darin!  You can check in at your resort when you arrive, although there is no guarantee that your room will be ready when you arrive that early in the day.  They will give you a package of information, including any theme park tickets you have purchased, park hours, resort information, and if your room is not ready, you will be given keys, but not a room number.  You can call later in the day to find out your room number, or you can have a text message sent to your cell phone.

    I would let Magical Express handle your luggage, especially if you want to head to the parks, but keep a carry on bag with clothes that you want to change into.  You can then leave the carry on bag at bell services at your resort after you've changed and put your other clothes into the bag.  Having Magical Express handle the rest of the luggage will allow you the freedom to hop right on the shuttle and start your vacation, then when you return later in the evening, your bags will be waiting for you in your room.

    I hope you have a wonderful first day at Animal Kingdom, and a fantastic vacation during the rest of your stay!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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