Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 27, 2014
    Jennifer from IL Asked

    We have restaurant reservations at our resort on arrival day but they are prior to check in time. Will the resort allow us to pick up our Magic Bands prior to eating to use our Dining Plan? Do we need to let the resort know in advance?

    Hi there, Jennifer!

    Rest assured, you will have full access to your resort, theme park tickets and Disney Dining Plan upon check-in.  You do not need to let the resort know you will be arriving before the official check-in time. When you arrive, proceed to the front desk to complete your check-in process.  You can store your bags with Bell Services and begin exploring.  Maybe you'd like to head to the parks before your dining reservation? No problem!  Perhaps you would rather hang out at the pool? Have fun.  Your fabulous vacation begins the moment you arrive, Jennifer.  

    Thanks for visiting us at the DIsney Parks Moms Panel.

    I wish you a truly magical vacation.

    -Jacqui

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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