Family checking in at Art of Animation
  • On Oct 2, 2019
    Andrea from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be landing around 830am, is there a way to request our rooms be ready earlier than the normal check in time?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Andrea!

    You sound just like me because I always book an early flight to arrive as soon as I can to start the magic right away! If I have an early arrival, I always like to take advantage of Online Check-In to get the Resort Hotel check-in process started in advance so I can enter in room requests or any other requests that I have before I even get there. When you participate in Online Check-In, there is an option for you to request for your room to be available early but it can't be guaranteed. I have been lucky enough to get an early check-in a few times but be prepared for your room to be ready around 3 p.m. You can leave your bags with Bell Services at the Front Desk as soon as you arrive on Disney's Magical Express, and it wouldn't hurt to ask a Cast Member at that time if there's any chance of an early check-in. If your room still isn't ready, you can head into the Theme Parks for the day or go grab something to eat and your room number will be texted to you and also displayed in your My Disney Experience app. You can then use your MagicBand or your phone to unlock your door and enjoy your stay!

    I hope this answers your question, Andrea, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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