• On Jul 29, 2011
    Jill from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our family is traveling to wdw for the first time in October with our 5 yr old and 15 mo old. Our plane lands at 10:30am and we are taking magical express to wilderness lodge. Is there any chance we can check in early to nap? Suggestions?

    Hi Jill!

    The Wilderness Lodge is my absolute favorite resort at Walt Disney World.  Sometimes your room will be ready and sometimes you'll have to wait until the posted check-in time.  However, I've had the best luck with being able to check-in early when doing online check-in.  I definitely recommend going that route. 

    By the way, since you said it will be your first visit to Walt Disney World, i wanted to recommend the book "The Complete Walt Disney World" by Julie and Mike Neal.  It's a great book for first time visitors.  It has just the right amount of information without being overwhelming.  It's also a beautiful book with lots of color photographs. 

    Enjoy planning your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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