• On Dec 25, 2019
    Ashlee from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are arriving early in the morning to enter the park, but we don't check in until 3pm at our Disney hotel. Can we park at the Disney hotel where we are staying that morning or do we have to wait until 3pm to park at the hotel?

    Hi Ashlee!

    Thanks for reaching out to the Moms Panel!

    The answer to your question is simply "YES!" If you're driving in on the day of your arrival, you will be allowed to park at your resort hotel even before your check-in time. When we drive to Disney, we do this all the time and it's never been an issue. Sometimes, we've arrived as early as 6AM or 7AM on the day of arrival and still could park. 

    The good news is although your room will likely not be available that early, once you're checked in you can begin to enjoy all the amenities at the resort hotel! Or, what we've also done, is once your MagicBands are activated and you have park admission, you can head straight to a theme park and come back later if you wish. Bell Services will also keep your luggage stowed away until your room is ready if needed.

    So yes, come early if you need, and have a magical time at Disney!

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