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  • On Sep 5, 2022
    Claudia from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, my family will be arriving very late (11:30-midnight) on our first day. How can I be sure that since the arrival time is very late that we won’t lose our reservation? Do I need to call and explain our situation?

    Hi there, Claudia - welcome back to planDisney!

    It's great to see you back here with another question - that's how we know we're being helpful!

    Late arrivals are quite common at Walt Disney World Resort, and you shouldn't have to worry about a thing! There is no need to contact your Resort in advance to explain your situation. All you'll need to do is complete your online check-in and your room will be ready and waiting for you to enjoy a great night's sleep before hitting the Theme Parks the next day!

    Online check-in should be available starting about 60 days prior to your arrival, and you can complete the process on the Walt Disney World Resort website, or using the My Disney Experience Mobile App. Just make sure that your reservation is linked to your My Disney Experience account first. On the day of your arrival, you'll receive updates in the app (or via another method you select) about your room and will receive your room number when it's ready. Upon arriving at your Resort, you can go straight to your room and use the app or a MagicBand linked to your account to open the door. You can always swing by the Front Desk if you need assistance locating your room, or would like a standard Key to the World Card for room access.

    Have you ever experienced the spooky fun of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? You're visiting in October, so this is a great way to add some extra pixie dust to what I'm sure will already be a magical vacation! Be sure to stop by with any other questions as you continue planning, Claudia!

    Ryan J.
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Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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