• On Aug 13, 2017
    Patricia from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello I'm flying in a late flight to orlando on 8/28 at 9pm but my checking starts on the 29 how early can I check in or would I have to buy an xtra night for my arrival ? Or any suggestions as where to stay around orlando airport?

    Hi, Patricia!

    ANY time is a good time to fly to the Orlando airport when you know a Walt Disney World is waiting for you! With a late evening flight you have a few options for that first night:

    *Add a night to your existing reservation and go straight to your hotel upon arrival. Disney's Magical Express is available 24/7 so your arrival time is not a problem. Please note that luggage service is not available between 10pm-5am so retrieve your own luggage during those hours. 


    *Book your first night at the Hyatt located inside the Orlando Airport. Get a good night's sleep, then hop on Disney's Magical Express first thing in the morning to your Disney Resort hotel. Other hotels are near the airport, but the Hyatt is the most convenient since it is located in the terminal with no need to shuttle anywhere. Although your Disney Resort hotel room may not be available until 3pm, you can check-in as early as 7am. You can drop off your bags at Bell Services then head to the parks to start your magical vacation. 


    *You might also look into booking a 1 night "room only" reservation at a Value Resort (most economical option). You can take Disney's Magical Express to that resort. The next day, take your bags to Bell Services, and they can transfer your bags to your new resort. You can head out for the day, then go to your new "home" after 3pm or whenever your room is ready. 

    I hope these options are helpful. However you spend  your arrival night, I hope it is a great start to your Walt Disney World vacation. 

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I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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