Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Aug 26, 2013
    Lara 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.

    Hi,i will be arriving at Disney at about 11.30am we will be travelling from South Africa for about 30 hours,will they allow an earlier check in than 4pm?Thank-you

    Hi there, Lara!

    What a tremendous journey you will be embarking on to arrive at the most magical destination, Walt Disney World!  

    To answer your question...You can absolutely check-in to your resort as soon as you arrive.  Although an early check-in can't be guaranteed, I would explain your situation and request to the Cast member who checks you in.  At the very least, you will be allowed to store your luggage with Bell Services until your room is ready.  You will also have full access to the resort at that time.  If your room is not ready immediately, you can choose to relax by the pool or grab a snack or drink in a restaurant.   I would suggest that you pack a day bag with any essentials you might need until your room is available.

    I wish you a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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