Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 6, 2015
    Shonda from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello again! plane lands at 9am & taking magical express to resort & using online check in. what is the earliest the resort will have our room ready? Have tix to MVMCP that night & would like to get a nap in before the event (5y/o DD).

    Hi Shonda! Welcome back. I see that you are asking some really great questions and this one is no exception!

    I know how important it is to get that nap in! Even when we are vacationing, I make nap time a priority, because happy kids equate to a happy vacation.

    Technically check in begins at 3:00 P.M. for most resort hotels. However I have had a lot of luck having my room ready usually much earlier than 3:00 P.M. I like that you are using the online check in process. This gives the front desk a good estimate of when you will arrive. If you arrive to the resort and your room is not ready, I would suggest going to the front desk and just telling them that you were hoping to get into a room by naptime so that your daughter can get the most out of her Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party experience. I have always had very helpful cast members that seem to do whatever they can to accommodate our needs. 

    As always having your room ready early is never a guarantee, but with a little bit of magic and some pixie dust, hopefully your room will be ready early to give your Princess a little rest before a night of fun!

    I hope you have a wonderful time!


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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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