Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Nov 11, 2011
    Kenny from LA 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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    Will be bringing our nearly 3-year-old to WDW for the first week of December. Staying at the Wilderness Lodge Villas. I know that check-in time is for 3:00. We will be arriving at 11:50 am. Has anyone had any luck with early check-ins? Child still naps

    Hi Kenny, I would love to give you a definite answer here, but there really is no way of knowing beforehand. It all depends on your room assignment, if guests checked out of that room on the day you are checking in and perhaps they even had a late checkout which sometimes happens and then they still have to clean the room before you can occupy it. I have only once or maybe twice been lucky to check-in early, but with all of my trips to WDW, generally, I have had to wait past the normal check-in time actually (so, in my case I would say probably only a little chance of this happening). Don't give up hope though, you might experience a magical sprinkling of Pixie Dust on your trip and get that early check-in......just believe!!!!!! Best wishes, Brigitta
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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