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  • On Jul 4, 2012
    Alaine from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We're staying at the AoA in the Little Mermaid building in March and taking an overnight flight (10PM- 6AM). Can we check in early to get in a couple more hours of sleep?

    Hi Alaine!

    Congratulations on your upcoming stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort!

    Guaranteed Check-In time at most Disney Resorts is between 2pm-4pm daily. In light of the fact that you're arriving early in the morning after an overnight flight, I'd suggest a couple of tips to help you possibly get an earlier check-in. Call in and speak to a Cast Member at Resort Reservations by calling (407) 939-7675. Let the Cast Member know that you'd like to request an early check-in and wish to have a note added to your reservation file. As soon as your vacation is 10 days away, be sure to log in to your My Disney Vacation profile online and process Online Check-In. During the process, you'll be asked the earliest time that you'll be arriving at the resort. Be sure to indicate your 10am arrival time here. These two steps will better the likelihood of getting into your resort room earlier in the day than regular check-in time. Upon arrival at the resort's Online Check In desk, remind the Cast Member who checks you in that you're really hopeful to get into your room right away to take a nap after your long, overnight flight!

    Rest assured that they will do their very best to accommodate your request - if they're able to. Please do keep in mind though that if the resort is fully booked, since check-out time isn't until 11am, you may not be able to have your request fulfilled. Should this be the case, you'll be able to have your bags checked in to Bell Services and will be more than welcome to spend some time relaxing in the Landscape Of Flavour's very comfortable dining area or even find yourselves a shady area by the pool to relax and have a cat nap! Be sure to pack your carry-on bags accordingly so that you can access a few amenities needed for your nap or relaxing time at the resort as your bags may not arrive via Disney's Magical Express at the same time as you.

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World Alaine!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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