• On Sep 30, 2021
    Holly from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My flight comes in earlier than check in, and we are taking an outside shuttle to the resort also earlier than check in time. Can we check in early?

    Hello Holly! It’s great to have you visit planDisney! I always try to check in to my Disney Resort Hotel as early as possible! I like to get settled in!

    There is a way to prioritize a possible early check-in. Log in to your My Disney Experience mobile app. Click on the menu (three horizontal lines in the bottom right corner). Tap on the “Resort Hotel” tile. If you’ve already used the online check-in feature, then you will want to tap “Modify Your Check-In” You’ll then have several options available to you. Scroll down just a bit to where you see “Room Requests.” You should then see a couple of room request options. Above those options is a box that states, “Please prioritize having my room ready early over these room requests.” I always click that box, because having my room ready as early as possible is always important to our family.

    While an early check-in can’t be guaranteed, I can share that we’ve always been able to check-in earlier than the standard 3:00 PM check-in time! Of course, this all depends on the availability at your resort hotel. In the event that you are unable to check in early, you are welcome to check your bags with Bell Services for safekeeping while you head out to a theme park or Disney Springs!

    Holly, if you’ve set up your My Disney Experience app to receive notifications, you’ll receive a message on your mobile device as soon as your room is ready!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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