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  • On Mar 31, 2021
    Kelly from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it possible to check in early at Art of Animation? I would need to check in at 8am. Thanks

    Hiya, Kelly! Welcome to planDisney! Let's get your stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort off to a picture-perfect start!

    We're early birds in my family, too. Since we only live an hour's drive from the Walt Disney World Resort, we always like to get there as early as we can, especially when we're planning an extended weekend getaway! The official check-in time at your Disney Resorts Collection hotel is 3:00 p.m., but you can actually check in anytime. Just be aware that your room may not be ready until after 3. If you find that your room isn't ready when you arrive, you can always arrange for Bell Services to hold your luggage while you hit the Theme Parks. Later, when you've made your way back to your room, just call the front desk and they'll have all of your whozits and whatzits brought right to you.

    Kelly, to make it even easier, you can start the check-in process days before you actually arrive! If you have the My Disney Experience app on your phone, you should see a section with your Resort hotel information on it and a button that says "Start Check-In." Click there to enter your info, and you'll be all checked in without having to visit the front desk. Plus, you'll get a text when your room is ready, so all you have to worry about is getting right to the fun! Ka-CHOW!

    I hope you have a blast on your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Kelly. Be sure to stop by and see us again if you have any more questions. We're always here to help!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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