Once you arrive at your resort, the next adventure is choosing which park to go to first. So, I was thinking about what we go through to get it to the parks, once we decide.
Leaving from your resort is the first issue that must be decided upon. If you drove, I would suggest driving to all of the parks except The Magic Kingdom. It is quicker than the buses and parking is free if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort. If you are going for Rope Drop, you should be able to walk to the gates in most cases.
No matter which park you choose to attend, the entry procedure is the same. As you walk up toward the gates, there will be a security area for checking any bags you may be bringing in with you. Security Cast Members will want to inspect your bags completely before clearing you into the queue area just ahead of the gates. This is usually painless and, unless very crowded, only a minor delay.
When you are ready to queue the gates, make sure you have your Magicband, or Key Card, ready to scan. It doesn’t really matter which media you use for entry, it’s more of a personal choice. The bands add a bit of magic to the process, though. As you enter, a Cast Member will direct you to hold the Mickey on your band up to the Mickey on the post. Then put your finger on the scanner on top (make sure you use the same finger each time). And, that’s all there is to getting into a park for the day.
Thanks for reading! Have a Blessed and Magical Day, my friends!