• On Sep 20, 2017
    Cassandra from SC 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 driving down for our vacation, if we arrive really early for check in can we do a "pre check in" and go to the park then go back to hotel and get into our room?

    Howdy, Cassandra! 

    Online Resort Check-In is some of the magic that awaits you! 

    Whether you drive or fly to Walt Disney World, Online Resort Check-In lets you request your room location or be open to having any room that is available as soon as possible, and receive a text message and email once your room is ready. You'll need to log into your My Disney Experience account, either online or from your mobile device and follow the steps to complete this process. It's usually available about 60 days before your check-in date. 

    Since you will be driving in, you can leave your luggage at Bell Service and then head to the theme parks. You can speak with a Cast Member at Bell Services to see if they will be available to deliver your luggage once your room is ready so that you can head straight to your room after you've played in the parks. 

    If you wish, you can skip the Online Resort Check-In and head to the front desk once you arrive at your resort. You can speak with a Cast Member at the front desk and see if there is a room available immediately for you to occupy. However, be aware that check-in is not until 3 or 4 pm, depending on which resort you will be calling home during your Disney vacation!

    Enjoy your time at Walt Disney World, Cassandra! Stop by and visit with us again!

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Meet the Panelist: Korliss, Alabama

My love for all things Disney developed at the age of three from my parents. Today, my Prince, Princess, husband, and extended family share my passion for Walt Disney World too. I am excited to share my passion with you, as I help you plan your next Disney vacation.  Learn More About Korliss

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