Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 15, 2012
    Kristalynn from BC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are hoping to take a few members of our family along with us on our trip. Now we can only find cheap flights that arrive earlier then we do.Do I have to be there for them to check in at the hotel? Any suggestions of what they should do?


    I spoke with a Cast Member about this to make sure I was giving you 100 percent correct information and I confirmed that yes, your family members can check-in to the resort as long as their names are on the reservation. When you booked your reservation, I would assume that you provided your family members names on the reservation, therefore they can just show their photo ID and check into the room.

    The official resort check-in time is at 3:00 p.m. for all Walt Disney World resorts. If their flight arrives prior to 3, they can attempt to check-in, but there is no guarantee that their room will be ready. While they are waiting for their room, the resort will hold their bags while they walk around the resort, take the Disney Transportation to Downtown Disney to do a bit of shopping or dine at the restaraunt within the resort.

    I hope you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

Mother, wife, runner and Disney World fanatic! I'm passionate about Disney, running, fitness and fun! We have visited Disney World every year since our kids were toddlers. I love helping families plan their vacation at the most magical place on earth. Learn More About Stacy

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