Teens at Value Resort
  • On Apr 11, 2022
    Tarun from Karnataka Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning to arrive early in the morning around 8 AM from SFO on 29th. We would like to spend some rest time in hotel room before heading out to parks. Should we book the hotel for 28th so as to get immediate availability on arrival?

    Hi there, Tarun!

    Welcome to planDisney - I'm so glad that you stopped by with your question about Disney Resorts Collection hotels!

    It sounds like you're taking a red-eye flight overnight from the West Coast to visit Mickey and his pals in sunny Florida. I've done this before and can completely understand why you might want to take a few hours to recharge. I have a couple of suggestions for your crew to consider!

    First, in my experience, the earliest my Guest room has been ready has been 11 a.m., and that is relatively rare. These amazing Resorts are quite popular, and the housekeeping Cast Members work hard to prepare your room as soon as the previous Guests check out. You can always use the Direct-to-Room service and complete online check-in on your phone using the My Disney Experience Mobile App. There, you can indicate your early arrival time - this lets the Resort know that you'll be arriving early and would love to have the earliest check-in possible. Keep in mind that at most Resorts, standard check-in is at 3 or 4 p.m., and while requests for earlier check-in are always welcome, they are not guaranteed.

    You will have the ability to store your luggage with Bell Services at your Resort upon arrival, and will have access to your Resort's amenities, including pools and any recreation offerings, when you arrive in the morning. Most Resorts have seating areas where you can relax as well. While that might not be the type of rest you're looking for, it is definitely an option! Also, if you plan on visiting a Theme Park that day, you may qualify for Early Theme Park Entry, meaning you could drop off your luggage at your Resort and go straight to a Theme Park until your room is ready. While most of us think of the Theme Parks as exciting, there are also many places to relax - just ask a Cast Member and they can point you to some great spots!

    If you want to ensure you have a room at your Resort as soon as you arrive in the morning, you will want to book the previous night. You will want to use the Direct-to-Room service to check-in to your room the day before you arrive, which is critically important to ensure you are not counted as a "no-show" for your first night. If you decide to book this additional night, please call and speak to a Reservations Cast Member to do so. They will make sure that either your existing reservation is modified to add one additional night, or they will make a new reservation for one night and link it to your current reservation. You may be able to modify your reservation yourself if you see a Modify button associated with your Resort reservation in the My Plans area of your My Disney Experience Account. Your mileage may vary, and if you run into trouble, speaking with a Cast Member is the best solution.

    I hope these suggestions are helpful as you try to plan your first morning at Walt Disney World Resort. Please let us know if any other questions pop up as you continue planning!

    Ryan J.
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