EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • 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.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    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

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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