• On Jun 7, 2016
    Amanda from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We're making an 8 hr drive to Disney and with 2 littles(almost 3y/o and 11mo), we thought it might be good drive most of the trip in the evening hours while they sleep in the car. Is there any problem with us arriving at the resort late/after midnight?

    Hi, Amanda!

    You are welcome to arrive at your Walt Disney World resort at any time. Friendly Cast Members are at the front desk 24/7 so feel free to check-in whenever you arrive. Remember that you will still be charged for that night's stay regardless if you show up during the day or well after midnight.

    Just speaking as a mom who has done plenty of car rides with a backseat full of kids, you may want to also consider leaving after morning naps, then stopping for lunch. Hopefully another nap would take place in the afternoon, and you could arrive by bedtime. This way you do not have to wake your sleeping babies out of the car, and everyone, including mom and dad, can get a good night's sleep in the cozy resort room.  Of course it is up to you, but I found this system to work when my kids were just wee Mousketeers!

    Whatever you decide, drive safe with your little ones and we will See You Real Soon!


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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

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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