• On Jan 23, 2017
    Dennis from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, my family and I will be traveling to WDW for the first time in April. Our flight gets in at 6am. Is there somewhere we can rest (two children, 5 & 3) until our room is available to check in?

    Hi, Dennis!

    You certainly will be the early birds on your arrival day!  But no worries, we will make some plans for you so your little ones (and grown ups, too!) can have some a pleasant first day.

    Resort check-in can be as early as 7am. When doing your online check-in, mark that you will be arriving early, and select the option to have your room ready over any room preferences. I would also call the resort directly a few days before your vacation and let them know you are arriving early. Even if all your online check-in is complete, still plan on stopping by the front desk upon arrival so they know you are there with tired kids, and you never know what pixie dust they might find to get you a room as quick as possible.

    You have a few options. You can relax in your resort lobby or poolside for a few hours, or you can get the fun started! Once you are checked in, your park tickets, dining credits, and anything else you included with your vacation package will be set to go! If everyone is revved up to go, enjoy the parks for a few hours, and then hopefully your room will be ready in time for a mid-day break.  If you leave your cell phone number, you will receive a text when your room is ready.  Hopefully it will not be too long until you can take a wonderful, magical nap in your beautiful resort room!

    Wishing you a fun-filled vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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