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  • On Aug 25, 2015
    Lynne from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! Our flight is arriving around 1:00 AM. Once we get to our resort will we be able to check in and possibly get access to our room? Thanks.

    Hi Lynne!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    The answer to your question will depend on which day your reservation actually begins.  If you have the reservation for the day before your 1:00 a.m. flight arrives, then you will definitely be able to check-in and go directly to your room.  

    If your reservation starts on the day of your 1:00 a.m. arrival, then you most likely won't have access to your room.  You can go ahead and check at the front desk, but actual check-in time that day won't be until 3:00 p.m. at most resorts, or 4:00 p.m. for the deluxe villas, and 1:00 p.m. for campsites at Fort Wilderness.  

    The resort cast members will try to place early arrivals in their rooms as soon as possible, but it's not usually until around noon or later on the day the reservation begins that this can happen. 

    Since you are arriving in the middle of the night, I recommend either adding that night to your reservation (if it isn't already) or staying somewhere close to the airport and getting some sleep upon arrival.  Then, you can wake up refreshed and head to your Disney resort.  If you get there before your room is ready, they can hold your luggage for you while you hit the parks.  We do this all the time when our flights arrive early in the day.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions.  
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