• On Aug 20, 2017
    Jane 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.

    I am looking to see what time I can check in as staying one night for a treat for my daughters 21st

    Welcome, Jane! 

    Happy Birthday to your princess! I can't think of a better way to celebrate than surrounded in the magic of Walt Disney World® Resort.

    Official check-in time for all Walt Disney World® resorts is 4pm. However, there is the possibility your room will be ready beforehand - this is where completing your online check-in is handy. When you complete your online check-in (available 60 days in advance), you are able to input your arrival time and even request an early check-in; Disney does their best to accommodate. Another cool feature: you can opt to receive a text message when your room is ready, allowing you to bypass the front desk and go straight to your room! Even if your room is not ready until 4pm, you will have access to all your resort's amenities while you wait, Bell Services can even store your luggage for you. 

    If you don't already have your daughter's birthday evening planned, here are some fun ways to commemorate: 

    Jellyrolls at Disney's BoardWalk - this dueling piano bar is loads of fun and the only location on-property available exclusively to guests 21 and over, which is sure to make her feel all grown-up.
    Disney Floral & Gifts - surprise her with a lovely gift delivered directly to your resort hotel room.
    • Specialty Cake - if your birthday plans include dinner at a Walt Disney World® Resort restaurant, you can order a a specialty birthday cake and have it brought directly to your table during dinner. 

    I hope these ideas are helpful in planning such a special day, Jane! Don't forget to grab a complementary birthday button at check-in. If you need any additional help, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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