Mom And Son Running through park; RunDisney; incredibles shirt
  • On May 3, 2013
    Joni from KY 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 noticed that we may check in to our resort 60 days prior to arrival. What is the advantage/disadvantage of doing this at 50-60 days prior, or waiting until the 10 days before? Just curious! Can't wait to be there :)


    For now I am not aware of any major advantage to getting it done all that far ahead of time. However, we don't get to look behind the magic curtain. I know that the reason for doing it sooner than later back in the 10-day window was that you stood a better chance of getting special requests granted. 

    So have they started allocating specific rooms to specific reservations earlier? No idea. But I would assume that the sooner you are in their queue, the better chance you have of getting one of those preference honored.

    For me, I love to be near the hotel lobby. At Disney resorts there is so much to do in the lobby that I want to get to experience it all. Plus I like to shorten the walk. So I would get my reservation checked in as early as possible, just so I could get a better chance of being close to all the action!

    Have a magical vacation!
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