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  • On Apr 11, 2021
    Chelsea from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is early check-in available at Disney resorts? If so, what fees are applied?

    Welcome to planDisney, Chelsea! Thanks for coming to the Panel with your question. I'm sure you're excited about your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort.  

    Disney is strongly encouraging Guests to use Online Check-In to aid in social distancing efforts and avoid delays. I love using Online Check-In when our family visits Walt Disney World. You can begin the online check-in process on or with the My Disney Experience app

    When you complete your online check-in, be sure to select your early arrival time. While an early check-in is not guaranteed, selecting an early arrival time tells the Cast Membersthat you're eager to get into your room. Remember to bring your MagicBand with you or set up the Unlock Door feature on your smartphone. When your room is ready you'll be able to go directly to it!

    As you continue planning your trip to Walt Disney World Resort, you may enjoy looking through our Panel Extras. The planDisney Panel helped put together 21 Tips for Your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation in 2021. We also shared a few recommendations on what to order at some of our favorite Disney dining spots. Take a look at What Would I Order? if you would like any help deciding where and what to eat.

    Chelsea, please let us know if we can help you with any other questions before your visit to Walt Disney World Resort.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Bob, North Carolina

Hey there, hi there, ho there! You're as welcome as can be! I'm Bob and I'm a husband and father of four who loves the magic of Disney. Like Mickey Mouse, I consider myself to be a friend to everyone. My family enjoys visiting Walt Disney World Resort or one of Disney's Beach Resorts annually. Helping others experience the magic of Disney is something I thoroughly enjoy. Learn More About Bob

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