• On Sep 9, 2012
    Lori from FL 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.

    My family is planning our vacation to Disney at Christmas. What time can we check in to our hotel.

    Hi there, Lori!

    You are welcome to check in to your hotel at any time on your day of arrival, but your room will likely not be ready until 3:00 PM, which is the "official" check-in time at the family of Disney Resorts.

    If you check in prior to 3:00 PM, you can leave your bags with bell service and head out to enjoy your day. The Cast Member who checks you in will be able to provide you with Park tickets, but you will need to return to the check-in desk to have your Key to the World assigned to a particular room.

    If you check in prior to 3:00 PM, you will be able to use all of the Resort hotel amenities, including the swimming pools -- so if weather permits, have your swimming gear ready to go.

    And consider giving online check-in a try to shave some time off the process.

    Have a wonderful time!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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