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  • On Sep 7, 2011
    Melissa from OH Asked

    Hello! We are planning our first WDW trip for 1/3-1/9 with a 6 and 8 year old. Our flight gets in around 9:30 a.m. How would you recommend we spend our first day (since we can't check into our room until 3 pm)? Should we visit a park? Downtown Disney?

    Hi, Melissa! Congratulations on your first trip to Walt Disney World!  May it be the first of many! Upon arriving, the first thing you will want to do is check-in at your Walt Disney World Resort. You can do this anytime on your arrival date.  Even if it is before the check-in time, you will go there to get your Key to the World card. It serves as your room key, park tickets, and dining card, if applicable. You will need it to get into the park and to use your Disney Dining Plan, if applicable.  Your room will probably not be ready if you check-in before the set time, but you can leave your bags with luggage services, and go enjoy the parks! Disney has a wonderful service that will call or text you to let you know when your room is ready. Then, with your Key to the World card in hand, you can begin your day of fun in the parks.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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