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  • On Jul 10, 2012
    Sandra from FL Asked

    Another ? for Mom's Panel! Is it better to get tickets daily for the Rainforest or preorder ahead of time? Also, if I cannot get the earliest check-in time, but arrive early to the terminal, can I proceed to check-in when I arrive earlier than scheduled?

    Hello, Sandra!

    I always prefer to have my dining reservations as early as possible; in fact, we book 180 days of our check-in whenever possible, just to be sure we get our first choice times and locations. I would either go online to Walt Disney World's online dining reservation page to see what's available for the date of your choice or call (407) WDW-DINE. If your plans change, you can always contact them and rearrange your reservation, but at least you'll have one before you get there!

    Regarding checking in early, keep in mind that there are Magical Express buses running to and from Walt Disney World resorts constantly, and there are flight delays just about every day, so whenever you arrive at Magical Express check-in, you'll be ushered to the next motor coach which will depart for your resort. No worries!

    Keep in mind, too, that online check-in, for your WDW Resort hotel, is another great time saver, in that your check-in process will be done prior to your arrival, and you'll be able to pick up your Key to the World Cards right away. This means that you'll be able to head out to the parks if your room isn't ready upon your arrival, and can be contacted via cell phone when it is ready for your return. Just one more way to get more time for fun!

    Send more questions as you think of them; we love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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