• On Jan 16, 2020
    Kathryn from RI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are arriving at our resort at around 10:30 am on February 8 (Bay Lake Towers). It says check in is at 4pm, are we able to get earlier check in to get to our room before that? I have already done the online check in, but it doesnt give me an earlier time

    Hiya Kathryn,

    Thanks for stopping back by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting that your next Walt Disney World vacation is merely weeks away! Before you know it, you will be arriving at your home away from home in Bay Lake Towers at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. My family always arranges early-as-possible arrivals for our Walt Disney World vacations. We just can’t wait for the magic to begin! Staying at Bay Lake Towers at Disney’s Contemporary Resort means you are just steps away from the heart of the magic at Magic Kingdom Park and a monorail ride (with just one transfer) away from Epcot. I can see why you would be eager to get settled into your villa. Check-in time is 4 p.m. for Disney Deluxe Villas, but it is possible for your villa to be available earlier. During the online check-in, you may have noticed an option when completing the Room Location Requests. If it is priority, ensure that you selected the option to prioritize having your room ready early over your room location requests. There is no guarantee that your room will become available prior to 4 p.m., but the Front Desk Cast Member will do their best to accommodate your arrival. 

    If you haven’t already done so, I highly suggest that you download the My Disney Experience app. You can easily make use of the Direct-to-Room service, giving you access to real-time Resort reservation updates, including a notification when your room is ready. When you receive the notification that your room is ready, you can use the My Disney Experience app to find your room and even unlock your door! You also have the option to leave your luggage with Bell Services if you arrive before your room is ready. This will allow your family to start enjoying the day exploring the parks while your luggage is securely stored and awaiting your return.

    I hope that you have an absolutely magical stay and an incredible vacation in Walt Disney World! 

    -Angie C. 
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