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  • On Sep 29, 2017
    Jennifer from NY Asked

    We are arriving at WDW on Nov. 4. I have done online checkin for our Disney Resort. Can we go directly to Animal Kingdom that first day or do we have to check in at the hotel? Also, can we take advantage of the morning extra magic hours?

    Dear Jennifer,

    Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit to us again here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about Disney's Magical Express!

    That is terrific that you have done online check-in prior to arrival at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel! That will save you time and you can avoid waiting in line once you arrive there. In terms of Disney's Magical Express, it will only take you to the Walt Disney World Resort hotel at which you have a reservation. There is no Disney's Magical Express directly to the theme parks. If you would like to bypass taking Disney's Magical Express and go directly to Disney's Animal Kingdom, you can absolutely do that by taking a ride-sharing, taxi, or shuttle service. That would be something that you would have to arrange yourself, however. 

    As a guest of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can absolutely take advantage of Extra Magic Hours at anytime during your stay!

    Hope that comes in handy! Have a magical vacation!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a Disney Parks Moms Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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