Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Sep 1, 2014
    Shannon from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! We are staying at the Art of Animation Resort in Nov. 2014. Our flight gets into Orlando at 10:30AM, do they have an early check-in option? Or will be able to utilize the pool/facility until our room is ready? Thanks!

    Hi Shannon:

    My family tends to take it easy the first day of our Disney vacations and relax by the pool.  You can check in and enter your room early if it's ready, but early check in is not guaranteed.  Availability depends on the resort's capacity and some lucky timing. 

    I would call the resort a few days before check in and let them know you may arrive early.  When you get to the resort and check in, if your room is not ready yet, you generally can leave your cell phone and be texted when your room is available to enter. I would pack a small bag that you carry with you  (especially if arriving via Magical Express where your luggage may not arrive until a few hours later) that has swim trunks, sunscreen, and a change of clothes so you can use the pool as you wait for your room. 

    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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